Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar predicted on Tuesday, PM Modi will not return for a second term, even though the BJP may emerge as the single largest party in the Lok Sabha elections.
Sharad Pawar said to leading news agency, “I don’t think that Narendra Modi will become PM again as the BJP will not get the required number in the elections. However, the BJP may emerge as the single largest party which cannot form the government without the support of other political parties.”
“If the BJP takes the support of other parties to form the government, then the parties which support the BJP will look for someone else as their prime minister,” the 78-year-old former union minister added.
The BJP had in the 2014 general elections bagged 283 seats, enough to form government on their own. The NDA alliance had scored 326 seats.
The national elections will take place in seven phases from April 11 to May 19; results will be declared on May 23.