New Delhi: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has decided to withdraw support to the UPA government at the Centre over diesel price hike, cap on subsidised LPG cylinder and foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail.
With the Trinamool Congress withdrawing support to the UPA, the strength of the ruling coalition in the Lok Sabha has come down to 254 from 273.
UPA - TMC(19) = 254
With the Trinamool Congress withdrawing support, the strength of the UPA in the Lok Sabha has come down to 254 from 273.
Now, if the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) continue to support the government, the UPA will have a strength of 279 in the Lok Sabha.
UPA(273) - TMC(19) + BSP(21) + RJD(4) = 279
The UPA could also look towards the Samajwadi Party, which has 22 MPs, for support. If the Samajwadi Party comes on board, then the UPA is assured of a very comfortable majority.
UPA(273) - TMC(19) + BSP(21) + RJD(4) + Samajwadi Party (22) = 301