Mulayam on stage as PM releases UPA-II report card; will he replace Mamata?


If the dinner party at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence on Tuesday night was about who's who in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), then Mulayam Singh Yadav's being seated on the stage right next to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, and then at her table for dinner was a telling statement. Mr Yadav's Samajwadi Party is not an official member of the UPA.