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Government yields to FDI vote: Will it boomerang on the Opposition?

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After ensuring that it had the backing of parties like the DMK as also the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party which provide external support to the UPA, the government said it was prepared for a discussion and vote on the contentious issue of Foreign Direct Investment or FDI in retail. With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that his government was confident of the numbers, will the demand for a vote backfire on the Opposition?