Is BJP nervous about Delhi polls?

Written by | January 31, 2015 | 0

New Delhi: Even though the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to pip the Aam Admi Party (AAP) at the post in the Delhi assembly elections, doubts remain as to how much ahead it will be of its rival.

In the last election, too, the BJP won more seats than the AAP although it fell short of the half-way mark in the 70-member legislature. In the forthcoming contest, therefore, the BJP’s first wish will be to win at least 35 seats although its combative president, Amit Shah, is predicting success in two-thirds of the seats.

Considering, however, that his much-vaunted “Mission 44″ came a cropper in Jammu and Kashmir, his latest boast is likely to be seen as a case of whistling in the dark. The reason is the belief that the AAP will not be a pushover.

It is this expectation of a party led by an “anarchist”, as Narendra Modi told an election rally, giving the BJP a run for its money which has induced the latter to roll out the big guns for the contest.

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