Elections

Lok Sabha 2019 Polls: NCP Chief Sharad Pawar Predicts BJP To Emerge As The Single Largest Party

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

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  • NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, who is at the centre of 'Modi hatao' campaign which has been making rounds since months, has suggested that the present ruling BJP will emerge as the single largest party
  • Polls for the Lok Sabha elections will begin on April 11 and conclude with vote counting on May 23

While the oppposition claims to be together in its efforts to remove BJP and PM Modi from power, one of the seniormost political leaders - who is one of the faces of this 'gathbandhan' - seems to have conceded defeat even before the elections have begun.

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, who is at the centre of 'Modi hatao' campaign which has been making rounds since months, has suggested that the present ruling BJP will emerge as the single largest party post the Lok Sabha elections.

"BJP will not get the same majority, they will get less seats. They may be the single largest party, but in order to make a PM, they will need help of the others," said the former Minister of Agriculture.

The Opposition is presently going through a turbulent period, with many gathbandhans being formed within them. The Congress, which was initially projected as the face of this alliance, has been snubbed by a number of parties.

Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party, after rejecting any possibility of alliance with Congress in the state of Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming elections, on Tuesday ruled against joining hands with the grand old party from any state for the Lok Sabha polls.

Even in Delhi and Punjab, no alliance was formed between two Opposition parties with both AAP and Congress choosing to fight the elections on their own, this despite a number of efforts made by differrent party leaders, including Pawar himself.

"Congress is not communicating with us. Sharad Pawar tried to bring us together but Rahul Gandhi said no then and there only," Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said while addressing a press conference on Tuesday.

READ: Arvind Kejriwal Shifts The Blame On Congress Chief For No Alliance Between AAP-Cong, Says "Sharad Pawar Tried To Mediate But Rahul Gandhi Rejected"

Polls for the Lok Sabha elections will begin on April 11 and conclude with vote counting on May 23. Unlike the 2014 elections, when the polls were held in nine phases, this time around the polls will be held in seven phases.

First phase of election will be on April 11, while the final phase will be held on May 19, four days before the vote counting day.

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