Things are moving fast following India’s election, in which the Congress Party-led United Progressive Alliance came up just a few seats of a majority.
UPA’s tally in the new Lok Sabha soared by 54 on Tuesday to reach 315 mark, far above the magic figure of 272, as it received unexpected bonus of support from BSP and SP besides some other parties and independents.
BSP and SP, the two bitter rivals in Uttar Pradesh which fought elections against Congress in UP and elsewhere, pledged their support saying that they want to strengthen secular forces and to keep BJP out.
What are Congress and its pre-electoral allies in the UPA trading for this support? Not much:
[BSP leader Mayawati] said BSP’s National Executive and Parliamentary Board, which met this morning, took the decision on giving unconditional support to the government from outside.