The numbers game ahead of the trust vote July 22

July 20th, 2008 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS  


New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) claims to have 266 MPs on its side Sunday and is banking on six others to abstain or vote for it in parliament Tuesday. The break-up: (Total Lok Sabha seats 545, two seats vacant, one MP barred from voting, total effective strength 542, midway mark 271.)

Congress - 153
SP - 34
RJD - 24
DMK - 16
NCP - 11
PMK - 6
JMM - 5
LJP - 4
MDMK - 2 (Dissidents)
PDP - 1
Muslim League - 1
RPI - 1
SDF - 1
TRS (A. Narendra) - 1
NLP - 1
BNP - 1
KC - 1
AIMIM - 1
NC - 2

Total - 266

What the UPA is banking on (to either abstain or switch in its favour)

NPF - 1
MNF - 1
TMC - 1
Independents - 3

Total - 6

NDA

BJP - 130
Shiv Sena -12
BJD - 11
JD(U) - 8
SAD - 8
Independent- 1

Total - 170

Left

CPI-M - 42 (Excluding Speaker Somnath Chatterjee)
CPI - 10
AIFB - 3
RSP - 3
Independent - 1 (Sebastian Paul)

Total - 59

UNPA

TDP - 5
AGP - 2
Independent - 1

Total - 8

Others

MDMK - 2
BSP - 17
TRS - 2
SP - 5 (Dissidents)
RLD - 3
JD-S - 3

Total- 32

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