Power pact: 'Force' factor, 'communal forces' hand Mayawati over to Congress on retail FDI platter

Mayawati

UPA does not have the numbers on its own in the Upper House, which has an effective strength of 244. UPA and its allies have a strength of 94 members. The ten nominated members may go ahead to vote with the government. Among the seven independents, three or four may support the government.

Still, the ruling coalition may have to persuade outside supporters BSP (15) and SP (9) to vote with the government.

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