BJP leaders had earlier told The Indian Express that the party would look to form the government if it crosses the 20-seat mark, and it could now find willing allies among the 10 winners of smaller parties.
Her battle against AFSPA was long and often lonesome. Her electoral debut is small and uneventful. But with volunteers by her side and public respect for her undiminished, Irom Sharmila’s fight is more than about seats.
On the upcoming Budget session, Chidambaram said that if he was still the finance minister he would “stick to the path of fiscal consolidation and keep fiscal deficit below 3 per cent and current account at 1 per cent’’.