ISLAMABAD - The PML-Ns move to kick out PPP from the Punjab coalition government has put the country into a murky situation and it is difficult to predict how future political developments would unfold. Even though both the major players have vowed to ensure that the incumbent democratic dispensation would complete its five-year term, there is a strong possibility they might not sustain the position because of serious political and economic challenges. This is visible as some PPP federal ministers have already started personal attacks against the PML-N leaders that would further deteriorate the political atmosphere as well as tacit understanding, if exists, between the top leaders of these mainstream parties. Political sources told The Nation on Sunday if this reactionary trend of politics continued unabated between the two parties, they would fall prey to serious political confrontation, thus giving opportunity to other smaller players to take advantage. Background discussions suggested that recent political marriage between PML-Q and MQM would be the largest beneficiary of the PML-N-PPP confrontation in any future scenario. If PML-N and PPP wish to retain two-party system in the country without proper political homework, the PML-Q and MQM would drive maximum mileage in future parliamentary election, the sources said. Contrary to these propositions, the PML-N seems in a state of euphoria. The insiders said that PML-N had gained two major objectives by ousting the PPP from Punjab government; firstly it had secured ample political space for itself and secondly it had left the PPP in a critical economic situation. They believed that PML-N had caused serious political dent to its rival PML-Q by propping up the unification bloc, a majority group of the PML-Q, to remain in power sans the PPPs support. Furthermore, they also argued that the PPP would not be in a position to present a people-friendly budget after four months, and would therefore lose the public support ahead of the next elections to be held in 2013. However, the critics were of the view that PML-Ns move to make alliance with the unification bloc would eventually backfire with serious political ramifications because of the constitutional hiccups. They pointed out that the PML-N would suffer serious setback, if 47-member unification bloc was restrained by the court of law that they had violated Article 63-A of the Political Parties Act and hence committed floor-crossing. This argument is like a storm in a teacup. It has nothing to do with reality. The unification bloc has not joined the PML-N, therefore, question of floor crossing does not arise, PML-N central leader Senator Raja Zafar ul Haq told The Nation. He also made it clear neither Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif would need to take a fresh oath as leader of the house nor there was any constitutional bar on the members of the unification bloc to cast their vote in favour of or against the CM. The unification bloc has joined hands with PML-N under an arrangement, the PML-N leader said, adding the PML-Q is disintegrating. On the other hand the ruling PPP leadership is not much worried about these challenges. Sources say that PPP-led ruling coalition was working day and night in tackling the critical economic issues and would get through the budget making process without any major difficulty. They argued that the federal government would be absolved of financial liability of seventeen federal ministries being devolved to the provinces, therefore, it would successfully manage economic situation. The federal government has already granted hefty amount of Rs300 billion to provinces under the National Finance Commission Award, there is nothing to worry about.