The numbers game ahead of the trust vote July 22

July 18th, 2008 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS  


New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Number of MPs in the lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha, Friday - 543. Effective Strength - 542 (Excluding P.C Thomas, Kerala Congress-J barred from voting by the Kerala High Court.) Total UPA - 264

Congress - 153
SP - 35
RJD - 24
DMK - 15*
NCP - 11
PMK - 6
JMM - 5**
LJP - 4
RLD - 3**
PDP - 1
Muslim League - 1
RPI - 1
SDF - 1
TRS (A. Narendra) - 1
NLP - 1
BNP - 1
KC - 1
Total - 264
* Minus Dayanidhi Maran
** Not in the UPA bag yet but likely to stay

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

JD-S - 3
NC - 2
AIMIM - 1
NPF - 1
MNF - 1
TMC - 1
Independents - 3
Dayanidhi Maran - 1

Total - 13

Total NDA - 170

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

Total - 170

Left parties

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

Total -59

Total UNPA

TDP - 5
AGP - 2
Independent - 1

Others - MDMK, BSP, TRS SP

MDMK -4
BSP -17
TRS - 3
SP - 4 (Not known)

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