Bengaluru, March 15: It is mission 150 for the BJP in Karnataka. On the map of India the saffron colour is missing in Karnataka and the BJP which has won this state in the past will look to take it again.
A few days back, former Chief Minister of Karnataka, B S Yeddyurappa had said that Narendra Modi and Amit Shah will win, Karnataka and I am just an excuse. Looking at the wave in the nation and an internal survey conducted by the BJP, the party is looking to bag anything between 150 and 160 seats in the Karnataka assembly elections of 2018.
In all there are 224 seats up for grabs in Karnataka. The BJP's survey indicates that it may peak at the 150 mark. The survey also indicates that the party would however not win anything less than 129 seats which is comfortably ahead of the magic mark. For the Congress the survey gives around 50 seats and in the case of the JD(S) it would be 22. The rest would be won by the independents, the survey indicates.
The BJP's push would be to form the government on its own without any outside support. Moreover it would ensure that the party remains united and not fumble like it did after the 2008 elections. The party's top brass has already issued a stern warning to all its members in the state to stay united or face the music.