With An Eye On 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, BJP Charts Aggressive Poll Strategy: The Details

GETTING THE party’s planning for 2019 general elections under way, a core committee meeting chaired by BJP president Amit Shah has identified around 115 seats as the party’s “new catchment area.”
The BJP leadership’s assessment is that the party will not be able to retain many seats in its strongholds, and is thus zooming in on these seats from seven states, where it is trying to emerge as an alternative, sources said.
The seats identified are from Odisha, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Northeast. Party leaders with knowledge of the development said BJP general secretaries and secretaries in charge of these state are expected to prepare state-specific strategies and submit them to Shah before October 16.

GETTING THE party’s planning for 2019 general elections under way, a core committee meeting chaired by BJP president Amit Shah has identified around 115 seats as the party’s “new catchment area.” The BJP leadership’s assessment is that the party will not be able to retain many seats in its strongholds, and is thus zooming in on these seats from seven states, where it is trying to emerge as an alternative, sources said. The seats identified are from Odisha, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Northeast. Party leaders with knowledge of the development said BJP general secretaries and secretaries in charge of these state are expected to prepare state-specific strategies and submit them to Shah before October 16.