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LS seats not adding up for UPA even after possible post-poll tie-ups (IANS Election Special)

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The seats are not adding up for the Congress-led United (UPA) even after possible post-poll alliances.

The Congress-led UPA will be looking at Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) in and Trinamool in to increase its tally as it continues to lag behind the in pre-poll opinion poll.

The CVoter-IANS poll has predicted that the Mahagathbandhan of and Bahujan (SP and BSP) is expected to win 47 seats in and TMC will retain its hold over by winning 34 seats.

The UPA is expected to win 141 seats (86 Congress, 55 allies). The post-poll tie-up in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, (with All India United Democratic Front) and (with Left Democratic Front) will see the UPA tally move up to 226.

It will be still way short of the half way mark of 272 but it will become a much powerful opposition than in 2014.

Within the UPA, the DMK-led alliance in is expected to win 30 seats.

All other UPA partners are expected to remain marginal players with the Party (NCP) expected to win six seats in Maharashtra, four in and Mukti Morcha (JMM) five in

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First Published: Sun, March 10 2019. 20:24 IST
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