BJP to counter SP-BSP 'chemistry' in UP with 'physics' 

"We shall increase our tally of Lok Sabha seats from the state by winning 74 seats, one more than last time," Nadda told reporters. (PTI File Photo)

The BJP hopes to counter the electoral "chemistry" between Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh with "physics."

Uttar Pradesh BJP in-charge and Union Minister J P Nadda said here on Wednesday that the saffron party had "anticipated" an alliance between the SP and the BSP and had accordingly prepared itself.

"Elections are not merely chemistry these days... rather they are physics," Nadda told reporters here.

He said that the BJP's target was to secure 50% votes in Uttar Pradesh in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. "We have made a strategy to counter the alliance... we are targeting 50% votes this time," he said.

The BJP leader exuded confidence that the saffron party would win 74 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh in the forthcoming polls. The BJP had won 73 seats in 2014 with its alliance partner Apna Dal.

Nadda said that the state government would soon make law to implement the provision for 10% reservation for the economically weaker sections among the upper castes.

"We plan to take the achievements of the Union government during the past five years to the people... we are certain that the people of the state will ensure an even greater win for Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he remarked.

Nadda sought to counter the Opposition charge that the BJP government had failed to fulfil the promises made to the people in 2014 by asking his rivals to give an account of their record first, before asking questions.

Nadda also held meetings with the state BJP leaders here and discussed booth-level preparations, sources said.

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