Economy Making history: Modi touches milestone with biggest repeat mandate in 48 years Updated : May 23, 2019 07:15 PM IST When the BJP won 282 seats in 2014, it was the first time in three decades that any party had acquired an absolute majority. While Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh also returned to power in successive elections, the BJP and Congress had to rely on the support of allies. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.