Manoj Tiwari confident of a BJP sweep, claims party 'will come to power with over 350 seats'

New Delhi: Manoj Tiwari, the chief of Delhi BJP unit, said that his party will come back to power with more than 350 seats, as counting of votes for 542 Lok Sabha seats began on Thursday.

 Manoj Tiwari confident of a BJP sweep, claims party will come to power with over 350 seats

File image of Delhi BJP president and North East Delhi candidate Manoj Tiwari. PTI

"Last time, the nation was looking for hope and made the BJP win with around 300 seats. But, this time, it is all about people's trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and they all are happy with his performance. I am sure we will come to power with over 350 seats," Tiwari told ANI.

In one of the keenly watched seats in the country, North East Delhi is witnessing a triangular fight between incumbent Manoj Tiwari, former chief minister Sheila Dikshit from Congress and Dilip Pandey from AAP.

"In Congress, all people are not bad. Some of them are aware that the party did mistakes in the past and they have to face the repercussions now. Those who cannot work like Modiji can at least praise him as he has set very high standards," Tiwari added.

The 48-year-old Bhojpuri film star and singer is eyeing to retain the seat where Congress party fielded heavyweight Sheila Dikshit.

"We will win and there is no doubt about it. Be it Muslim, Sikh, or anyone for that matter, every voter is important for us. We don't discriminate anyone based on their religion. Everyone including Muslims, Dalits, backward classes, women and all other sections of the society strongly supported us," Dikshit told ANI earlier this week.

All seven seats of Delhi went to polls on 12 May.

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Updated Date: May 23, 2019 10:58:51 IST