BJP eyes more than 272 seats in 2014 polls

Last Updated: Sun, Aug 18, 2013 11:59 hrs

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday said it was aiming to get more than 272 Lok Sabha seats in the next general elections.

Addressing party workers at a meeting held here to plan the strategy for the elections due next year, BJP President Rajnath Singh said the party's mission was getting 272 seats in the next elections.

"He (Rajnath Singh) said our mission is getting 272 plus on our own. BJP can achieve this and with that confidence we are going to the people," party spokesperson Prakash Javdekar told reporters here.

Javdekar also quoted the BJP president as having said the government had not been able to provide any kind of security to the people whether it was economic or at the border.

Party's poll panel head and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi chaired the meeting.

Senior leaders like leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley and leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj were also present.

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