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    Kerala: UDF's narrow win puts stability at stake

    Thiruvananthapuram: The UDF has the arithmetic to form the next government in Kerala, but a two seat lead is not comfortable enough to expect great chemistry for a long time between partners. So will the new government be stable?"It's easier to predict election results but not so much what politicians are going to do with this. The alliance will not be very unstable…it's not like UP…but differences may apprise over policy decisions," said political analyst Yogendra Yadav.The Congress that managed a poor tally of 38 out of the 81 seats it contested from, is no longer in a commanding position.Its partners the Indian Union Muslim League won 20 out of the 24 seats it contested and the KCM won 9 out of 15, giving them more bargaining power in the alliance. The smaller parties like the JDS will also drive a hard bargain to stem the resistance to switch to the LDF. the CPM has made it clear that it will sit in the Opposition and even not stake claim in its capacity as the single largest party"Will not stake claim and will not talk to elements in the LDF," said VS Achuthanandan.But in some time there could be policy quarrels and that could be a trigger for bargains in the UDF. Oommen Chandy, the man who could become chief minister will be finding himself handling coalition blues with little time to govern.