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Hell Hath No Fury Like a Party Scorned

Hell hath no fury like a party scorned

Pseudo-brinkmanship is the situation in which two partners appear to be fighting for a greater share of the pie, but, secretly, one of the partners is trying to engineer a break as he has more compelling interests outside the partnership. What if the other partner discovers this? This scenario is used to analyse the series of provocatory remarks issued by cine star and BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha against his party and the party's adoption of a studied silence as a response.

In the last couple of chapters, we examined the phenomenon of pseudo-brinkmanship, a situation that can be compared to a fractious marriage where one of the partners is using ...

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