'Confident' BJP says will try to win over 272 seats in 2014 elections

New Delhi, Aug. 18 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President, Rajnath Singh on Sunday urged party workers to work hard to win more than half the number of seats in the Lok Sabha, in order to get a majority.

He was speaking at a meeting of BJP spokespersons and office bearers from across the country. The meeting has been convened to chalk out a strategy for the upcoming state and general elections.

Singh said the BJP must aim for more than 272 seats to get the majority.

"In the beginning of the meeting, our party President Rajnath Singh said 'we will go for polls with full confidence and we will try to win more than 272 seats alone. We will approach people with a mission of securing 272 plus'," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.

The BJP's likely prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, has claimed that people want to throw the ruling Congress Party out of power due to its mis-governance.

"Narendra Modi spoke about the election campaign. He said the 'mood is against the Congress, people want to throw the Congress Party out of power and the BJP is the only alternative before them'," Javadekar added.

Five states will go to polls in November, while the general elections are likely to be held in April-May 2014. (ANI)


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