some number crunching
* UPA might be able to secure the support of 106 MPs — Congress (72), Nominated (9), Independents (8), NCP (6), RJD and NC (2 each) and BPF, KC(M), LJP, MNF, NPF, SDF and JMM (1 each)
* The present strength of the House is 243.
* SP and BSP members may not be enough to defeat the motion. The Samajwadi Party and the BSP together account for 24 members and their walkout would bring the half way mark to 110.