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BJP, Congress rivalled on less than 170 seats in 2014

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The battle for 2019 goes way beyond Bharatiya Janata Party-versus-contest as the data available for 2014 show that the two major contestants rivalled each other only on less than 170 seats,

Out of the 282 seats won by the BJP in 2014, the candidate was runners-up on 167 seats. The second major rival for the party was on 34 seats followed by on 31 seats.

Outside Uttar Pradesh, was locked in a head-on fight with the BJP in on 16 seats. The BJP won eight seats against (AAP) and seven from Party (NCP).

On the 54 seats where the BJP landed up as runners up, 23 were won by the Congress, three by RJD and two by

The BJP not only won the most number of seats, but its winning average vote was also impressive 184,677.

The numbers show that the Congress has a far more uphill task to catch up with the BJP. The BJP, on the other hand, will have to hold its turf. The party has already set an ambitious target of crossing the 300-seat mark on its own riding on the patriotic fervour gripping the nation after the air strike on terror camps in



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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 20:22 IST