Politicalbaaba had estimated 220 seats for NDA on Jan.16, 2014 up from 205 projected in Sep. 2013, link below.


Post the projections, new allies have joined NDA and BJP has announced its PM candidate will be fighting from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. These two factors are expected to increase NDA’s tally and take it closer to the half-way mark of 272.

New Allies:

(i) Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party joined NDA in Bihar. The party has good command over “Dusadh” community votebank with 6.75% vote share in last assembly elections. They have been given 7 seats out of 40. This tie up is expected to add another 4 seats to NDA tally.

(ii) PMK and DMDK two regional outfits in Tamil Nadu have joined alliance. Both Ramadoss and Vijaykanth have good clout in the state with DMDK emerging as the 2nd largest party behind AIADMK and ahead of DMK…

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