ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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SRI LANKA-Last Card

gears up to take over the reins of power from Us coalition partner, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), in Uttar Pradesh, it faces a dual, formidable task. It has to regain the confidence of its followers who are disenchanted with the supincness of the party's cabinet ministers during the six-month rule of BSP chief minister Mayawati, and at the same time keep the BSP in good humour so as to sustain the alliance. With the BJP expecting a midterm poll to the Lok Sabha early next year, its alliance with the BSP in UP is vital to its game plan for capturing power at the centre.

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