BJP’s Subramanian Swamy on Thursday dropped a bombshell by predicting an incredibly dismal performance for his party in this year’s Lok Sabha polls. He said that his party may not be able to cross 180 seats in the 543-seat Lower House of the Indian parliament.
Swamy wrote on Twitter, “While in Ayodhya and meeting visitors I learn the feeling of being let down on Ram Temple i is very strong. If that decides the vote then we will not cross 180 seats. In the campaign this must be addressed and disappointment overcome.”
While in Ayodhya and meeting visitors I learn the feeling of being let down on Ram Temple i is very strong. If that decides the vote then we will not cross 180 seats. In the campaign this must be addressed and disappointment overcome.
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) April 17, 2019
Swamy’s assessment came after he met the Supreme Court-appointed mediation committee, which is currently holding talks with all stakeholders to seek an amicable resolution of the Ayodhya dispute. The mediation panel is headed by retired Supreme Court judge Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla with the other panels of the member including Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu.
The BJP had recently come under attack after it included the Ram temple construction in its manifesto once again. The party’s manifesto, however, did not include the construction of Ram Temple in the list of 75 commitments it promised to deliver by 2022.
Swamy’s tweet predicting an electoral disaster for his own party came on the day when nearly 16 crore people are voting on 94 parliamentary seats across 11 states.