BJP confident of winning Assam polls: Gadkari

Mumbai: BJP is confident of forming the next government in Assam and doing reasonably well in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Pudduchery and West Bengal, party president Nitin Gadkari said.

"BJP received a good response during campaigning and we are confident of leading the next non-Congress government in Assam," Gadkari said addressing a meeting of the city BJP last night.

"Even though Tamil Nadu and Kerala are difficult, we will have reasonably enough members in the state assemblies and the election results will help in the organisational and political expansion of the party in these states," he added.

Election results in the five states will be declared on May 13.

Gadkari predicted major political upheavals in the coming days.

The party is working hard and the election results will prove that substantial gains have been made, he added.

The BJP president claimed that situation will not remain the same in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, the two states which were instrumental in the formation of the Congress-led UPA government in 2004 and 2009.

"Congress won 33 Lok Sabha seats (in Andhra Pradesh) in 2009. Now, it will not even get three. In Tamil Nadu, there are problems galore for the party. Situation in Uttar Pradesh is also changing," he said.

Gadkari said the party aims to win 200 Lok Sabha seats on its own in 2014. "Preparations in this direction are already underway," he said adding that the 21st century politics was the politics of progress and development. .