The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to lose some ground from its 2014 tally in Uttar Pradesh as a united opposition will impact BJP's vote share in the key state, said Shobhana Bhartia, chairperson and editorial director of HT Media.
The much-awaited first phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections has begun on Wednesday after months of intensive campaigning by political parties. The electorate across 91 constituencies, in 20 states and union territories, will decide the fate of 1,279 candidates.
Talking further about elections, she said, “You do not see the kind of wave that you saw and the entire opposition coming together is going to playout different dynamics this time.”
“I do not want to get into game of forecasting seats but if they (BJP) take home 50 percent of what they did last time, it would be a good show as well but it may actually increase to much more than 50 percent because nobody has been able to put a finger on how much or what kind of a spoiler will the Congress be,” she added.