New Delhi: It might be easy for the Congress to think about adhering to the President’s Rule option in UP if it fails to form its own government in Uttar Pradesh. But owing to the compulsions of the coalition politics at the Centre, it will be too difficult for it to sail through this option.

Recently many senior party leaders hinted at adhering to the option if the Congress fails to form its government in the state. The Budget Session of Parliament is scheduled to begin the next week and the Congress party, which heads the ruling UPA, is well aware of the fact that it has failed to evolve a consensus among the alliance partners on many key issues including Lokpal and FDI in retail.

According to the sources, the Congress is keen to go for President’s rule option in UP as it is supposed that the option suits the interests of the party but at the same time, given the past experiences, it will be tough for it to convince its alliance partners as well as the opposition parties over the issue.

The Budget Session of Parliament will begin on March 12. According to the constitutional provisions, the proposal to impose President's rule in the state needs to get the approval of both Houses of Parliament. The UPA government at the Centre is already in minority in the Upper House, Rajya Sabha, and even in the Lok Sabha, it is believed that the Congress will find it tough to take its alliance partners on board.

It is quite apparent that the Trinamool Congress, the second largest constituent of the UPA, is not going to support the Centre to let it impose President’s Rule in UP, at the same time, another key ally DMK is also hinting at not to rally behind the Goverment on this matter. Even National Conference also seems to be opposed to the move. Moreover, the Opposition parties like the constituents of the NDA, Biju Janata Dal, TDP, Left parties, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party are likely to rock the houses if the Congress-led UPA Government chooses to impose the Central rule in the state.

Moreover, the Government needs to get the Finance Bill and other important bills passed in both the houses of Parliament in the upcoming Budget Session in which the BSP and the SP may play as the spoilsports.