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Venkaiah Naidu sure of BJP crossing ‘magic figure’ in south India

Express News Service | Bangalore | Posted: March 12, 2014 5:26 am

Former BJP President Venkaiah Naidu Tuesday expressed confidence that the BJP would win 66-plus seats out of the total 130 seats in south India (AP-42, KA-28, TN & Pondy-39+1=40, and Kerala-20).

With the elections approaching, the NDA’s grand alliance ‘Maha-Yuti’ is now garnering strength from north to south, he said.

“There are no untouchables in politics but Congress is losing allies like the Trinamool Congress and DMK. Even DMK supremo Karunanidhi has termed Modi as an able administrator and did not rule out a possible alliance with the BJP, which is gearing up for a new post poll – Progressive Democratic Alliance. The DMDK, headed by actor-turned-politician Vijaykanth, and the PMK, headed by Ramdas, have also joined hands with the BJP in Tamil Nadu boosting prospects for the general elections,’’ Naidu said.

In Kerala, the clerics of the Jacobite Syrian and the Malankara Orthodox churches have lauded Narendra Modi openly. In Andhra Pradesh, the BJP is banking on its support for separate statehood for Telangana and its adherence to protecting the interests of Seemandhra to do well, Naidu said.
“I am sure the NDA will come out with unexpected results and cross the magic figure,” he said.

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