The Rajya Sabha is all set for a stormy session on Sunday as the Centre will table the contentious farms bills amid severe criticism from the Opposition. The Bharatiya Janata Party has reached out to its regional allies for support while the Congress and other Opposition parties are likely to unitedly oppose the bills in the Upper House.

The BJP is confident of getting the support of over 130 members, including nine MPs of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and six from the YSR Congress, according to PTI. On its own, the BJP has 86 members in the House. The present absolute strength of the Rajya Sabha is 243 since two seats are vacant. The majority mark is at 122.

The BJP is also said to have reached out to the Telangana Rashtriya Samiti for support. The party’s chief and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had on Saturday, however, asked his MPs to vote against these bills.

With its allies, the BJP can hope to win 105 votes, according to NDTV. Three Shiromani Akali Dal MPs in the Rajya Sabha, however, were issued a whip by the party last week to vote against the bills.

The Congress, on the other hand, has 40 seats in...

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