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Dec 04, 2012 at 03:53pm IST

FDI in retail: The numbers in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha

The Lok Sabha is set to debate FDI in retail on Tuesday and will vote on the issue on Wednesday. The Rajya Sabha will debate FDI on Thursday and Friday. While the government seems to have the numbers in the Lok Sabha, in the Rajya Sabha, FDI may see a Lokpal-like fate.

The numbers:

Lok Sabha:

The total strength of the Lok Sabha is 544 and the half way mark is 272

Vote on FDI

For

Congress(206) + DMK(18) + OTH(30) + RJD(4) + JDS(3) = 261

Against

NDA(152) + LEFT(24)+ TMC(19) + AIADMK (9) + BJD (14) = 218

Abstain

SP(22) + BSP(21) = 43

After the abstentions, the total strength comes down to 501 and the half-way mark comes down to 251

Rajya Sabha:

House strength - 244

Half-way - 122

For FDI

UPA 90 + RJD 2 + NOM 10 = 102

UPA short of 20

Against FDI

NDA (66) + LEFT (14) + TMC (9) + ADMK 7 + BJD 5 = 101

Opposition short of 21

UPA outside support

BSP (15) + SP (9) = 24

If this group votes for FDI, the FOR FDI number goes up to 126

IF this group votes against FDI, the AGAINST FDI number goes up to 125

But if this group abstains

House strength - 220

Half-way 110

FOR FDI = 102 (SHORT OF 8)

AGAINST FDI = 101 (SHORT OF 7)

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