Absolute majority for BJP after Phase 6, set to cross 300 mark: Amit Shah
New Delhi : As Lok Sabha Election 2019 are set to conclude, Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah on Wednesday showed confidence by saying that the party will be getting an absolute majority by more than 300 seats mark.
The counting of votes will done on May 23.
The BJP chief said: “I have travelled the whole country, gauged the mood… after phase 5 and 6, the BJP has got the absolute majority and after phase 7 we will definitely cross the 300 mark.”
Amit Shah was addressing reporters in Delhi to speak about the violence during his roadshow in West Bengal on Tuesday. He blamed CM Mamata Banerjee for the violence, saying that she is now opting this way after failing in getting the mood of people.
In the 2014 general elections, the BJP alone won 282 seats, becoming the first party in 30 years to gain a majority in the Lok Sabha on its own. The NDA emerged from those elections with 336 seats.
BJP allies, however, disagree with the number and have maintained that the BJP will be able to make a strong coalition government.
“The BJP may fall short of absolute majority but a stable coalition government will be formed by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in which all allies will get a true representation in the cabinet as per their seat number,” said Naresh Gujral in Jalandhar.
Another ally Shiv Sena also expressed a similar view. “The National Democratic Alliance will form the government with the BJP as the single-largest party, but it will be somewhat difficult for the BJP to win 280-plus votes,” Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut told a TV channel.