The target for the next general elections would be clinching 360 plus parliamentary seats, said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president, Amit Shah while chairing a meeting with top leaders on Thursday. The meet lasted for nearly three hours. Shah briefed 31 senior BJP leaders about the game plan that they should be adopting moving into the Lok Sabha polls of 2019.
Reportedly, BJP adopted a two-pronged strategy – focus on seats which they failed to win in last parliamentary poll and put down anti-incumbency in all states where the party is ruling.
According to the assessment of Shah, there are nearly 150 additional seats that BJP could wrest from others. Among the states, where the party should shoot up its efforts include Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Telangana and Karnataka.
It is very important for the BJP to come out as the winner with two-third majority to counter the electoral disadvantage in Rajya Sabha, Shah said in presence of union ministers, Nirmala Sitharaman, Ravi Shankar Prasad and JP Nadda.
In the last general polls, BJP emerged as the first party in past three decade to win cross the central mark. The party emerged victorious on 282 seats. It is 10 more than the requisite majority number.