Dhaka: The BJP’s electoral tsunami in Uttar Pradesh will not just dramatically change the party’s numbers in the assembly, but will have an immediate impact on the next Presidential elections in July when President Pranab Mukherjee completes his term.
For National Democratic Alliance or NDA, the path to having its nominee elected as the next President has become much easier after the BJP and its allies won 325 lawmakers in UP, 57 in Uttarakhand and impressive 21 in Manipur. Since the results, the BJP has announced it is all set to take charge in the state, claiming it has support of 31 legislators.
But the BJP has newer aspirations now. BJP now wants to shift focus to other countries as well. It wants to bring whole of South Asia under the NDA rule, for which Amit Shah has already started preparations. The plan is to win both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh elections. Amit Shah has promised more cricket series between India and the neighboring countries to make BJP more popular in those countries. BJP is also ready for any alliance, if at all it is necessary with the smaller parties.