Mumbai: The Congress will go along with the BJP in over 210 constituencies in the due Lok Sabha election.
The calculation behind the 210 seats is on where the INC bagged on two top levels in 2014 LS elections.
Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, which accounts for 224 parliamentary seats are the 10 big states where the INC was at top two positions in 183 seats.
It should be noted that the Congress was in alliance with regional parties, in Kerala and Maharashtra. 2014, was the first time when INC marked below 300. The country was coloured into Modi’s wave.
Assam, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan are the 10 states where Congress remains with a tough fight. These all states contribute 224 seats of 543 where INC won only 29 seats.
Maharashtra was the only state where INC gave a tough fight, although it had an alliance with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) that held the major part of the seats.
It should be noted that Congress had removed BJP in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
The 16 smaller states and Union Territories that include Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand, Northeast, it holds 28 LS seats. It won only 5 seats in Northeast. In all the seats, the Congress was at top two positions, except for Sikkim.
The INC continued face lost that include Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. These states have 291 parliamentary seats from which Congress won only 10 seats.
Electoral data analysis suggests a strong challenge for the INC government to come back in power.