The B.J.P party president Amit Shah says that the next target of the party will be the Lok Sabha election of 2019. Having opened an account in the Kerala Assembly election, the party plans to expand the reach in the southern and the coastal areas. The party president said that they expect to secure at least 100 seats of the total 205 seats in the coastal belt. He is hopeful about a huge win with the even number of seats in the Lok Sabha.
While the Congress is planning to join with the old friends to beat the ruling party at the Lok Sabha, B.J.P seems to be quite confident. The project to improve the stand of B.J.P at the southern states and the states of the northeast was launched right in the year 2014 just after B.J.P gained the power of the Union Government. The states under the target of the party are Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal as far as the coastal belt is concerned, and the northeastern states include states like Assam. The party has also set Kashmir as their target.
If a look is taken at the present scenario of the position of the party, it will be clear that the thing has improved. In Kerala the party has opened the account, in Assam, it has gained the total power, in West Bengal the position has improved regarding some seats gained. The party membership in coastal areas has also remarkably increased. In Lakshwadeep and Kerala, the membership has increased to 14.7 lakh by April 2015 from 4.6 lakh in 2014. In Andhra Pradesh and Kerala, the membership during this period increased to 36.4 lakh from 6.4 lakh.
Shah was clear about his plans. He clearly said to the party workers that he is planning to grow crops not only those areas where the land is fertile but also stated that they should work hand in hand and sow seeds in those areas also where the expectations are much low.