Soma Modi, elder brother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will lead close to 5,000 Non-Resident Indian (NRIs) to reach out in 545 Lok Sabha constituency to ensure high turnout so that BJP gets more seats in 2019 elections.
A hung Parliament will result in horse-trading, and the government in Delhi will be vulnerable to coalition pressure tactics.
“We have seen that in spite of a clear majority in 2014, BJP government at the centre is handicapped as the opposition is constantly disrupting the Parliament and causing hurdles. This can be prevented only if the seat tally (of BJP) in 2019 is higher than the one in 2014,” said Soma Modi, vice president of Global Indians for Bharatiya Vikas (GIBV), while addressing media persons in the city on Friday.
The number of NRIs is up from about 3,000 NRIs, who had worked in 2014 elections. These workers will be aided by lakh of local volunteers who will guide NRIs in their effort. Urvish Kanthiriya, secretary of GIBV said that if average voting in general elections is 70 per cent or higher, then all the opposition, including an anti-incumbency factor, will be neutralized. In the 2014 elections, we witnessed an average of 67 per cent turnout and we know the results. This time the effort is to ensure higher turnout.
Modi said that in absence of a clear majority, the government will be prone to pressures from coalition partners, including regional parties, and will not be able to take strong actions. He said that this will result in large-scale horse trading. NRIs from across India will canvass across 545 seats of Lok Sabha to ‘inspire’ voters to vote and vote for the nation, not getting into factors lik