BJP won’t even win 17 seats in U.P: Mamata Banerjee
With just four phases of the Lok Sabha elections got over, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mamatha Banerjee predicted the outcome of the result in the Uttar Pradesh.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that BJP will not even win 17 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. "Congress will get seven to eight seats, (BSP chief) Mayawati and (SP chief) Akhilesh Yadav will do very well," she added. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP had won 71 seats in Uttar Pradesh.
“The Congress will get seven to eight seats, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav will do very well,” she added The state sends the maximum number of MPs, 80, to Lok Sabha so a good performance there matters.
Also, some of BJP heavyweights, like Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh fight their elections from UP. However, Banerjee says the saffron party would not be able to clinch even 17 seats out of 80.