A K Antony most likely to be the next PM

NEW DELHI: With backroom discussions on in full swing in the quest for a new, viable government and talk about the Left coming around once again supporting a Congress-led government, the unlikely name of Defence Minister A K Antony has been thrown up as a compromise candidate acceptable to both sides.
This is one of the scenarios that could possibly emerge after results of the Lok Sabha elections are declared Saturday in which it is widely expected that no single party or alliance will be able to form a government on its own, say intelligence sources that keep a close ear to the ground in the inner precints of political decision making.
The assessment of these sources is that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will again form the government at the centre, probably with the external support of the Left parties that broke away from the Congress on the issue of the Indo-US nuclear deal last ye

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