Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said the BJP might emerge as the single largest party in the Lok Sabha election, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi was unlikely to get a second term in office.

“The BJP may emerge as the single largest party and will have to seek support of allies [to form the government]. In that scenario, Narendra Modi is unlikely to get a second term,” Pawar said.

The former Union Minister said he would meet some regional parties across the country on March 14 and 15 in New Delhi, where the strategy of ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) would be discussed.

Asked about some regional parties going away from the Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, Pawar said, “I appreciate the PWP for extending support to the NCP. NCP has also held talks with the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana for seat-sharing, but the farmers’ front has some expectations from the Congress. It will be decided by the two parties.”