Mumbai: The BJP is confident of forming the next
government in Assam and doing reasonably well in Tamil Nadu,
Kerala, Puducherry and West Bengal, party president Nitin
"BJP received a good response during campaigning and we
are confident of leading the next non-Congress government in
Assam," Gadkari said addressing a meeting of the city BJP on Monday
"Even though Tamil Nadu and Kerala are difficult, we will
have reasonably enough members in the state Assemblies and the
election results will help in the organisational and political
expansion of the party in these states," he said.
Election results in the five states will be declared on
Gadkari predicted major political upheavals in the coming
The party is working hard and the election results will
prove that substantial gains have been made, he said.
The BJP president claimed that situation will not remain
the same in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, the two states
which were instrumental in the formation of the Congress-led
UPA government in 2004 and 2009.
"Congress won 33 Lok Sabha seats (in Andhra Pradesh) in
2009. Now, it will not even get three. In Tamil Nadu, there
are problems galore for the party. Situation in Uttar Pradesh
is also changing," he said.
Gadkari said the party aims to win 200 Lok Sabha seats on
its own in 2014. "Preparations in this direction are already
underway," he said, adding that the 21st century politics was
the politics of progress and development.