Is the UPA now a lame duck government and should it seek a fresh mandate?

Rajdeep Sardesai, CNN-IBN | Mar 19, 2013 at 11:47pm

The DMK, the second largest constituent of the ruling coalition, the UPA, has officially withdrawn support from it. A delegation of DMK leaders, led by TR Baalu, handed over the letter of withdrawal of support from the UPA to President Pranab Mukherjee at 10.30 pm on Tuesday. The UPA is in minority in Parliament now. The coalition government will be more than ever at the mercy of powerful but fickle regional parties for support, especially the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Mulayam Singh Yadav's Samajwadi Party (SP).