According to Prof K Nageshwar, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu said that the BJP on its own will get 170 MP seats in 2019 elections. He stated that Chandrababu is indirectly admitting that the BJP will come to power once again. Nageshwar opined that the BJP will form government at Centre if it gets 170 MP seats. He predicted the BJP will get the support of Shiv Sena, Akali Dal, JD(U), TRS, YSRCP and Biju Janata Dal. He further stated that 25 MPs from the northeast will support the BJP besides independent MPs.