Falling 15 seats short, BJP strategies its moves to ensure 2019 victory
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after facing defeat in three Hindi heartland states, is making plans for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
For Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah have strategies their moves to “activate” BJP workers and seek support from voters in 2019.
However, according to a survey, if elections are held now then the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at Center may fall nearly 15 seats short of the magic mark of 272 in the 543-seat Lok Sabha.
The survey was conducted between December 15 to 25 at the end of 2018. According to this survey, the Congress-led UPA (minus SP and BSP) may get 146 seats, whereas, the NDA may get 257 seats.
This survey came after the results of assembly polls in five states including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Telangana and Chhattisgarh.
The survey clearly mentions that for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, key to government formation could lie in the hands of ‘others’. ‘Others’ mentioned in survey include Samajwadi Party, BSP, AIADMK, Trinamool Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Biju Janata Dal, YSR Congress Party, Left Front, PDP of Mehbooba Mufti, AIUDF of Badruddin Ajmal, AIMIM of Asaduddin Owaisi, INLD, Aam Aadmi Party, JVM (P), AMMK of Tamil Nadu and independent MPs.
Whereas, NDA includes the ruling BJP, Shiv Sena, Akali Dal, JD(U), Mizo National Front, Apna Dal, Sikkim Democratic Front, Ramvilas Paswan’s LJP, NPP of Meghalaya, INRC of Puducherry, PMK and NDPP of Nagaland.
The 2019 Lok Sabha elections would be held in April-May.