New Delhi: The BJP has started chalking out a strategy for winning the 144 Lok Sabha seats the party missed by narrow margins in the previous election in 2019. BJP chief JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a crucial brainstorming session on Tuesday at the party headquarters in Delhi with key party leaders and Union ministers tasked with boosting its prospects in 144 Lok Sabha seats.
According to the media report, a meeting was attended by over 25 Union ministers, including Bhupender Yadav, Giriraj Singh, Smriti Irani, Parshottam Rupala, and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
The BJP had won 303 of the 543 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The 144 constituencies that came up for discussion in the BJP meet are where the saffron party lost in 2019. The 144 seats are mainly in the states of West Bengal, Telangana, Maharashtra, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh.
Earlier this year, the BJP leadership had divided the 144 seats into clusters and appointed one Union minister as their in charge. Another set of ministers was sent to assess the political ground situation by visiting all assembly segments within these constituencies.
The saffron party has also drawn a detailed blueprint on these constituencies, which includes information on religion, caste, geography, an inclination of voters, and the reasons behind it.
The BJP’s crucial meeting for 2024 polls comes amid the Opposition camp’s major push for the general elections. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar earlier today visited Delhi to meet leaders of the Congress and other parties.