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‘BJP may lead but will fall short of magic figure’

BJP looks set to emerge as the single largest party in the Lok Sabha polls but NDA will fall short of the magic figure to form government, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Tuesday.

‘As things stand now, BJP looks set to improve its previous tally. As on today, major parties which will get good numbers are BJP and Congress. It looks like BJP will improve its position although they (the NDA) may not be able to get to that magic number,’ Pawar told reporters here. The NCP’s position will also improve, he claimed.

Asked if NCP, which now has eight LS members, would get into double digits, Pawar said, ‘Of course, we will get the number.’ Pawar also attacked BJP’s prime ministerial nominee, saying former prime minister Vajpayee’s stature was much higher than Narendra Modi and during his tenure the minority community felt safe.
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