Confident that NDA will get clear majority: Rajnath
With two more days left for the counting of votes cast in the Lok Sabha polls,Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that he is confident that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will get a clear majority.
"We are confident that NDA will get a clear majority.But it is incorrect to tell anything unless results are announced," Singh told media on Wednesdsay.
Senior BJP leaders like party president Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and Arun Jaitley attended a meeting with party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar to discuss their post-result strategy.
Senior party leader Sushma Swaraj's absence in Gandhinagar is being seen as a new power equation in BJP since Swaraj is known to be close to party patriarch LK Advani.
Earlier in the day, Singh and party leader Nitin Gadkari visited Swaraj at her residence in New Delhi.
Swaraj told media: "It was just a courtesy call."
If the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) wins a clear majority, a new government led by Narendra Modi could be a reality by May 20, according to reports, even as top BJP leaders are meeting the Gujarat Chief Minister in Gandhinagar to discuss their post result strategy.
Media reports said Modi could take office sooner if NDA gains clear majority.
A staggered nine-phase Lok Sabha poll ended on May 12 in India with projections in all exit polls that BJP-led NDA will come to power.
Several of the exit polls said NDA will bag at least 272 seats while some put the figure at around 282 in the 543 member Parliament.
(Posted on 15-05-2014)