‘BJP will breach 282 mark by large margin’, says Amit Shah
haratiya Janata Party president Amit Shah admits that there is no “soft side” to him and says that national politics is “serious business”, which he doesn’t do for “fun”. The 54-year-old Gandhinagar Lok Sabha candidate has canvassed for his party in no less than 290 constituencies to date in this election season. In the past five years, Shah has also visited almost all districts in India save a couple of remote ones in Arunachal Pradesh and has stayed a night in as many as 212 districts.
Hindustan Times’s Shishir Gupta spent a day on the campaign trail with the BJP president in Sonepat, Panipat, Pathankot, Chandigarh and Patna and asked him a range of questions on the prospects of his party, the NDA and about the performance of the Narendra Modi government.
The 282 number will be breached by a large margin by the BJP; even the tally of the NDA will go up. Our analysis of the rounds of voting complete shows that not only the number of seats but also the winning margin will increase and the spread of the BJP/NDA will increase in terms of area.