NEW DELHI: The genuine exam of “pro-incumbency” claimed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP will be in a remaining 3 phases of a Lok Sabha elections as a celebration will be fighting to keep 116 out of a 168 seats that it had won in 2014.
The seats are especially widespread over a Hindi heartland states of Uttar Pradesh (41 remaining seats), Madhya Pradesh (23), Bihar (21), Rajasthan (12) and Jharkhand (11), as good as all a seats of Punjab (13), Haryana (10), Delhi (7) and Himachal Pradesh (4).
BJP is intent in a sour quarrel with Trinamool in West Bengal where a remaining 24 seats will go to a polls in a subsequent 3 phases.
In UP, BJP has improved hopes in a easterly where minority thoroughness is reduction on many of a seats, exclusive constituencies like Azamgarh, Ghosi and Ghazipur, as compared to a west UP.
However, a probability of electorate in easterly UP voting on standing lines might give SP-BSP an corner on some seats.
Of a 41 seats going to a polls in UP in a 3 phases, BJP had mislaid usually 3 — Rae Bareli, Amethi and Azamgarh — in 2014 and mislaid dual some-more — Gorakhpur and Phulpur — in a bypolls. It is an ascending charge for BJP to keep a 36 seats that are still with a party. PM Modi is aiming for a feat by a record domain in Varanasi.
The PM’s grand roadshow final week was directed during promulgation opposite a summary to a whole Poorvanchal segment that BJP is winning a Lok Sabha elections though some of a celebration possibilities demeanour exposed in a face of SP-BSP combine.
BJP had also put adult an considerable opening in a remaining 21 seats of Bihar that will go to a polls in a subsequent phases. The celebration had won 16 of them in 2014. The equations have altered this time, with RLSP out of NDA and JDU in.
In Rajasthan, BJP would find it formidable to repeat a 2014 opening and some-more so after a new detriment in a public elections. Voting for Rajasthan’s remaining 12 seats will occur in phase-5. The celebration is confronting a tough conflict in Bikaner, Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar and Nagaur seats where polling is nonetheless to take place.
In Madhya Pradesh, of a 23 seats that will go to a polls, BJP had won 22 in 2014 (Guna was won by Jyotiraditya Scindia). This time it is confronting a clever plea from Congress in Gwalior, Rewa, Bhopal, Mandsour and Khandwa.
In Delhi, notwithstanding a 7 seats witnessing a triangular contest, it is doubtful that BJP will repeat a 2014 opening when it won all of them. Sheila Dikshit (North-East Delhi) and Ajay Maken (New Delhi) are clever Congress candidates.
In Punjab, a stability disenchantment with SAD will impact BJP too. However, with Sunny Deol entering a ravel from Gurdaspur, a celebration has splendid prospects of winning a seat.
BJP is assured of winning a good series of seats in Haryana. Internal difference in INLD as good as Congress is expected to assist BJP.
Party sources claimed it has salvaged a conditions in Jharkhand where 11 seats are nonetheless to go to a polls. However, a antithesis fondness is clever and a competition will be parsimonious in Giridih and Singbhum.
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