Around 20 percent of the total seats have gone to polls on Thursday. The saffron party believes that they will put a three-time improved performance on these seats. The increase in turnout has also instilled a new lease of life in the party leaders and workers who are looking to make a significant impact.

In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP went on to secure victory on 13 of these seats and such is the extent of the party’s confidence this time around that it’s claiming to emerge triumphant on all the 10 Lok Sabha seats in Western Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh BJP in-charge Amit Shah said that the party is receiving support of each and every section of the society and expressed confidence of attaining absolute majority.

“BJP will win by a huge margin in the 10 seats of Uttar Pradesh,” he said.

Besides Amit Shah, another BJP leader is also anticipating favourable results for the party in the politically crucial states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi and Maharashtra.

The polling, which was held in 91 constituencies across 14 states and Union Territories, has once again given a major glimpse of the magnitude of excitement and enthusiasm among the voters. It needs to be mentioned that the turnout has increased significantly everywhere in comparison to 2009 general elections.

This time, especially in the North Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi, the turnout has witnessed an average jump of around 8-10 percent compared to the last Lok Sabha polls.

It’s clear that the youngsters are quite excited and this has reflected clearly in the percentage of turnout. Apart from that, the pre-poll surveys also hinted towards similar poll precedents for the saffron party.

According to a BJP leader, though there was no dearth of support for BJP in the last Lok Sabha polls outing, the number of voters was quite less and this time, the supporters and voters are rallying in proper sync with each other for saffron party.

The BJP leaders also claim that the party will win more than a dozen seats in Haryana and Delhi. The party could not bag a single seat in the 2009 polls in both these states.

After a bitter break up with Janata Dal (United) in Bihar last year, BJP is hopeful of winning five of six seats in Bihar, where the polling was conducted on Thursday.

(JPN/Bureau)

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