Somehow now I am pretty convinced that some of the opposition parties are set up by the ruling party itself. Otherwise, it doesn’t make any sense on why on earth they are willing to have three-cornered or four-cornered fights in some of the constituencies, where the opposition parties virtually stand no chance of winning them. Not to mention that it happens in politics, where pragmatism usually rules the game. I can’t imagine that these parties are so idealistic such that they could not give an inch to their closer rivals to achieve their common (?) goal. Seriously, they are shooting themselves in the foot if they persist doing this. Or that perhaps in the end it simply shows how humans are powerfully enticed to the prospect of power.
Anyway, conspiracy theories are fun as you can make practically everything out of it — but don’t read too much out of it either.