A day ahead of the Vice Presidential election, Sonia Gandhi will host a
lunch for UPA MPs. The lunch is a final bid by the UPA Chairperson to
garner support for a second term for Hamid Ansari. He is expected to get
support of around 500 votes out of the total 790 votes of from the
Electoral College. The lunch would add to the bonhomie among the
alliance partners and the parties supporting it from outside, with the
monsoon session of Parliament starting this week.