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The Congress is looking for a way by which it can retain the support of both parties, which could range from convincing the BSP to limit itself to grandstanding and reap consequent benefits to prodding the SP with some slight give-and-take to accept a discussion.
If it's able to achieve this, a 184 or a 193 discussion on FDI in retail would be immaterial.
Pranab is deputy editor based in Delhi
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