New Delhi: With two rounds of the Lok Sabha elections over, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress - the two chief contenders for power - are realising it may be tough for them to improve upon their 2004 tally, according to their internal assessments.
Delhi candidates' cooling secrets!
In the 2004 elections, the Congress emerged the single largest party winning 145 seats followed by the BJP at 138. The Congress thus staked its claim to forming a government in alliance with several parties.
According to BJP and Congress sources, both the parties are struggling to increase their 2004 results substantially so as to move closer to numbers needed for a simple majority in the Lok Sabha
Image: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh waves at his supporters during election rally in Bikaner.Text: IANS