The BJP knows that it would be able to form a stable government at the Centre only if it secures 200 seats on its own. Taking this into consideration, the party will be looking for partners having stronghold at least in some pockets if not the entire state. The saffron outfit will have to find partners that would not only be honest but also help the party caste-wise.

In the meantime, one can expect a strong contest between three or even four parties in big states. The BJP is not favouring this equation as it may not be able to bag several seats if it forms the alliance with regional parties. Significantly, the BJP is focusing on three states at present. The party is aiming to bag at least 50-55 seats in Uttar Pradesh. According to reports, the saffron outfit may form alliance with some regional parties in Uttar Pradesh as well. In Maharashtra, BJP-Shiv Sena combine has already formed alliance with RPI and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS). Even though RPI and SSS would field candidates from less number of seats, the alliance would do its best to get positive response from the state.

In Karnataka, the return of BS Yeddyurappa to the party fold has apparently made the saffron outfit stronger in the southern state and it is not eyeing any alliance there. According to sources, the announcement of BJP’s tie-up with TDP in Andhra Pradesh may come any time soon. Despite this, the BJP’s chances of forming alliance with other regional and smaller parties cannot be ignored. The BJP is also wooing the MDMK and PMK in Tamil Nadu to facilitate the alliance in the state.


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