NEW DELHI — JD(U) National President Lalan Singh, speaking to reporters here after meeting Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad Yadav, said on Thursday that the BJP will be “uprooted” from power at the Centre in 2024. The party will lose 40 Lok Sabha seats out of its 2019 winning tally in three states alone — Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, he said expressing confidence.
Lalan Singh, who is also the JD(U) leader in Lok Sabha, met Mr Yadav to enquire about his health and to seek his blessings.
News agency PTI quoted JD(U) chief as saying, “I took blessing from Lalu ji that we have to uproot them (BJP) in the 2024 polls. We have to target to bring their tally down merely by 40 seats as they had won 303 seats,” he said. The majority mark in Lok Sabha is 272.
“Their tally will be reduced by 40 seats in the three seats of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal alone,” he claimed. The BJP had won 47 seats in these three states in 2019.
Singh also expressed confidence that the grand alliance government in Bihar, which includes the Congress and the Left besides the JD(U) and the RJD, will run smoothly and have good coordination.