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Mission 400: Amit Shah starts 95-day tour for 2019 Lok Sabha Polls with Jammu and Kashmir

Bharatiya Janta Party Chief Amit Shah On Saturday Launched His 95-day Tour To Accomplish Mission 400 For 2019 Lok Sabha Polls With Conflict-ridden Jammu And Kashmir.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 29 Apr 2017, 12:45:19 PM

New Delhi:

Bharatiya Janta Party chief Amit Shah on Saturday launched his 95-day tour to accomplish Mission 400 for 2019 Lok Sabha Polls with conflict-ridden Jammu and Kashmir.

According to a top party official, BJP has set an ambitious "Mission 400" target for 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The target of the mission is to win at least 400 Lok Sabha seats for BJP come 2019. 

In the first leg of his nationwide tour, Shah reached Jammu at 10 am on Saturday. He will be in Jammu and Kashmir for two days where he will hold meetings with key leaders of the state.

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The BJP, which won 282 seats in 2014, has identified 120 Lok Sabha seats won by opposition parties in the last general election and has chalked out a strategy to win these seats. Besides the party is also seeking to expand its base in areas where it has not got much electoral success, a news agency reported. 

Shah embarked on a 15-day "Vistaar Yatra" (party expansion tour) earlier in the month to strengthen the party in some of the states ruled by opposition parties including West Bengal and Odisha. The party is also focusing on Kerala and Tamil Nadu as part of its efforts to expand its base.

Party leaders said that the expansion in new areas would also help in making for any loss of seats in areas it had done well in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

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First Published : 29 Apr 2017, 09:40:00 AM