Lok Sabha elections 2019: A party or alliance needs 272 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha to take power at the centre
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP will win 228 seats in the national election and, along with its allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), may just make it past the majority mark, says a poll of opinion polls published in March and April.
Opinion polls also predict that the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress will double its dismal 2014 tally to 88 seats but that is unlikely to help the party much in its mission to defeat the BJP.
The Congress, along with its allies, may win around 140 seats. Other parties and independents, predicted to win 129 seats, may become an important factor.
A party or alliance needs 272 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha to take power at the centre.
The Samajwadi Party-BSP combination is set to take away a big chunk – 36 seats – from the BJP’s gigantic 2014 score of 71 in Uttar Pradesh. The Akhilesh Yadav-Mayawati alliance may contribute to a plunge in BJP’s tally in UP to 40, opinion polls suggest.