For the general elections to be held in 2019, Congress has prepared a blueprint for these elections. According to one of the Congress source, the Congress is going to contest on the lowest number of seats in Lok Sabha (about 250) since independence. Sources tell Congress is doing this to stop the Modi magic in India. After the local level reports came on it, the Antony committee will take the final decision with the advice of the Congress president. As per the strategy, Congress will not give those 44 seats, where they have won in the last Lok Sabha election. Although he will keep the alliance in rest of the seats. However, they will try to contest on the following 224 seats, where they were settled in second place. These include states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. In these following states, Congress is the only big party against the BJP.
Being the largest constituent in the Mahagathbandhan(Alliance), Congress would offer more representation to regional parties in respective assembly elections but will take the lead at the national levels. Based on its past experience of contesting joint elections in bypolls in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh where it fought along with RJD, BSP, Samajwadi Party etc, Congress will hold a series of consultations before arriving at a consensus on seat-sharing for 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
For the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, BJP’s thrust is on more than 150 seats in the states situated on the coast of the Coromandel. These include West Bengal (42 seats), Tamil Nadu (39 seats), Odisha (21 seats), Andhra Pradesh (25 seats), Telangana (17 seats), Kerala (20 seats), which is dominated by regional parties. BJP President Amit Shah is directly monitoring the activities of the party organization in West Bengal, Odisha, Telangana, Kerala, and Karnataka, where feedback from the booth level is being taken. These include expanding plans, strengthening the party at the booth level, and formulating a well-organized series of strength centers and strength heads.