If we can’t get majority, will ride Modi wave in 2014: BJP
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Ahead of the Delhi Assembly poll results scheduled for Sunday, senior BJP leaders were in a huddle, working out various scenarios that the party may look at in the aftermath of the declaration. In case the party is unable to get the adequate number of seats, it has decided to go for re-election.
Sources said if the party falls short of the 36-seat mark by three to four seats, it could seek the support of smaller parties or Independents elected to the House.
It is also learnt that the party is holding talks with several Aam Aadmi Party candidates, who could be persuaded to join the BJP government. It is understood that the party will need to persuade two-thirds of the elected AAP MLAs to join its government as the top AAP leadership has already ruled out any sort of alliance with the BJP or the Congress. "Two-thirds of elected MLAs of a party are required as this way they would not come under the purview of the anti-defection law," a senior BJP leader pointed out.
A senior BJP leader said if all these scenarios fail and the House remains hung, BJP would like to seek a re-election.
"By going for a re-election, we would seek a clear vote in our favour. As such a re-election is likely to be conducted along with the general elections scheduled to take place early next year, we also hope to cash in on the ongoing Modi mania, which we hope will be at its peak during that time," a source said.