BJP MP Dr Subramanian Swamy has made a big claim about his party's chances in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
In light of the Election Commission announcing that the General Elections - the biggest exercise in democracy anywhere in the world - will begin on April 11 and continue for seven phases before counting day on May 23, Dr Swamy has claimed that the party is on track to better its extraordinary 2014 performance by winning in excess of 300 out of 543 seats. In fact, Dr Swamy claims that the BJP could win as many as 350 seats which would exceed the overall NDA tally from 2014 as well.
However, his caveat is that the party's 'Hindutva-minded Karyakartas' must suspend their grievances and focus on the task at hand - i.e. winning a majority.
Here's his post:
Dr Swamy's opinion on the BJP's election 2019 potential comes even as the Supreme Court-monitored mediation in the Ayodhya case is set to begin in Faizabad, with the three-member mediation panel given eight weeks to come up with a resolution, failing which the apex court will take up the case again.
On Sunday, right after the Election Commission had announced the full schedule of the elections, Republic TV and CVoter had broadcast the National Approval Ratings which answered the question - who would win if elections were held right then.
In terms of the pan-India picture, the survey projected that the NDA is set to win 264 seats, while the UPA is projected to win 141, with the other parties winning 138. Accordingly, the NDA is projected to be in line for a vote-share of 41.1% while the UPA is at 30.9% and other parties, at 28%.
Dr Subramanian Swamy's most recent election prediction hadn't panned out at he'd projected, as the BJP lost all three Hindi Heartland states in the late 2018 elections:
National Approval Ratings | NDA Or UPA - Here's Who Would Win If The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections Were Held Today