Appointment of independent directors in PSUs suddenly reminds of 'Na khaoonga, na khane doonga'.
Despite reservations of critics, his tactics have worked.
It is banking on a mix of social polarisation, religious symbolism and nationalistic jingoism, topped with a few strands of the development yarn.
The central government is only interested in deriving political gain from the armed forces.
It is also clear that this is probably just a teaser.
As of now, BSP appears to be the bigger gainer from the internal fracas within Samajwadi Party.
The yoga guru's political clout makes it easy for him to evade government scrutiny of his products and processes.
With UP, Punjab and Uttarakhand just months away from polls, the PM will attempt to leverage the strikes.
The Sangh Parivar won't be able to win their confidence till the political clan continues to swear by their vintage icons.
With Shivpal now at the helm of Samajwadi Party in the state, it's a clear advantage for BSP and others.