Prof Nageshwar said that there are slim chances for BJP to win in 2019 elections. He stated that the BJP is mooting simultaneous elections as 77 percent voters in previous elections had voted for a national party. Nageshwar flayed the argument of the Modi government of reducing the election expenditure by conducting simultaneous polls. He stated that the Election Commission of India will spend Rs 8,000 crore once in five years. He said that the central government had dolled out Rs 6 lakh crore benefits to corporate companies.