New Delhi: In stark contrast to their public claims, all leading contenders for power in India are in a bind on government formation, given the badly fractured electoral verdict widely expected Saturday.
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Sources with access to decision makers in the Congress, the Communists, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the so-called Fourth Front say almost everyone is formulating possible strategies while still in the dark.
The confusion arises from the realization that the Congress, BJP and the Third Front cannot form a government on their own strength and it is simply unclear who will end up backing whom in the numbers game.
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