As per the agreement, Congress will contest 17 seats, while Samajwadi Party and other INDIA alliance partners will contest the remaining 63 seats.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reiterated his Lok Sabha elections goal of 400 seats for the BJP-led NDA and gave a task to the party workers to achieve the target.
The BJP has set an individual target of winning 370 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, and 400 seats for its NDA alliance.
Addressing a rally in Madhya Pradesh, the PM also told party workers how to achieve the target.
“When the opposition said ’24 mein 400 paar’, I said I have also heard this that NDA will cross 400. But I have also heard that BJP alone will cross 370. And I will tell you how to do it,” PM Modi said.
“Go to all polling booths and check where BJP got the highest votes in the last three years. Add 370 new votes there. Go to every house, and tell them about the Modi government’s projects. If you can do this, we will be able to cross 370,” Modi added.
The target of 370 seats is linked to the Modi government’s decision to scrap Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir.
The prime minister first set out this target for the BJP during the recently concluded Budget Session of the Parliament.
Speaking in Lok Sabha during a debate on Motion of Thanks to President Droupadi Murmu’s address, Modi had said, “I can gauge the mood of the nation, it will definitely give NDA more than 400 seats and the BJP at least 370 seats.”