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Taki (West Bengal) (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will cross the 300-seat mark in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections and that the people of Bengal will play a significant role in helping the party achieve the target.
Addressing an election rally in Taki which falls under the Basirhat Lok Sabha constituency, Modi said that post poll surveys conducted after the fifth and sixth phase of polling showed that the saffron party was already set to achieve "absolute majority" on its own.
"The surveys that have been done after the fifth and sixth phase of polling across the country clearly show that the BJP will get an absolute majority on its own. But looking at Bengal's support and didi's (Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee) frustration in the last few days, I can say that Bengal will take us even further and help us cross the 300-seat mark this time," Modi said.
"The BJP will alone cross the tally of 300 seats in the 2019 elections and Bengal will play a very significant role in that regard. I can also guarantee that if the BJP can get more than 300 seats, the tally of NDA will be much higher," he said.