Regional parties will hold the keys of govt. formation at the center. What will they do? Who will they support – BJP led NDA or Congress led UPA? This is analyzed in detail below. The assumption here is that there will be either a NDA or a UPA govt. at the center.
(i) Samajwadi Party:
Support NDA – Never
Support UPA – Yes, It already provides outside support to current UPA govt. Might even join govt. if able to snatch a good deal.
(ii) Bahujan Samaj Party:
Support NDA – Yes, probability low. It has formed govt. in Uttar Pradesh with BJP in the past. Relationship soured after that. A good deal, specifically, some ministries and CBI case related to Taj Corridor etc. could lead it to support NDA.
Support UPA – Yes, probability high. It already provides outside support to current UPA govt. Might even join govt. if able…
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