The Bharatiya Janata Party has had a fantastic year so far as it not only won the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh by a thumping margin but also formed governments in Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. The party followed it with another morale boosting victory in the recently concluded MCD elections and now has set its eyes on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. According to the reports by Dainik Jagran and india.com, BJP is targeting over 400 seats in the next Lok Sabha elections under its ‘Mission 2019’.
In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the party won 282 seats while 120 seats were won by the Opposition. According to the report, BJP is now eyeing those 120 seats and is looking forward to achieve PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah’s dream of ‘Congress mukta Bharat’. To achieve this target, BJP has formed a strategy and started working on it with almost two years remaining for the next election.
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BJP President Amit Shah’s 95-day all-India tour that starts on Saturday is a big step in this direction. His journey will start from Jammu and Kashmir and the states have been divided into three categories in accordance with their electoral importance. “We have also set a target of (winning) 120 seats where we had lost in 2014. My tour will focus on taking stock of our organisational strength, and further expansion of ideology and electoral appeal across the country,” Shah told the news agency PTI one day before starting his journey.
Party’s focus is likely to be on states like West Bengal, Odisha, Telangana and Kerala from where BJP managed to win just 4 out of 102 seats in 2014. Shah’s voyage will end by September 25, the 101th birth anniversary of Jana Sangh ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay. The party has roped in around 3.52 lakh volunteers who will work full-time for anywhere between 15 days and a year.