Addressing the media in Tirupati, Javadekar said the results will be reversed this time for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in South India this time. The UPA had got 85 seats from South India in 2009 while the BJP got 15 seats. According to Javadekar, the figures will be 55 plus in favour of the NDA and 15 in favour of the UPA this time. He said the Congress-led coalition would not get into the double digits in any of the states in South India.
Congress won't get into double digits in any of the South Indian states, he said
He also said that the BJP would get 20 seats on its own in Karnataka and would improve its vote-share through alliances in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. He also expressed confidence that the party would open its account in Kerala this time.
Javadekar also took on the UPA, accusing it of indulging in corruption and remaining inefficient. He also criticised Manmohan Singh as a weak prime minister and cited the recent book by former media advisor to the PM, Sanjaya Baru, in which it was revealed that the real power lied with Congress president Sonia Gandhi and not Singh.
Javadekar introduced K Jayaram and D Purandeswari as Lok Sabha poll candidates from Tirupati and Rajampet constituencies, respectively.