The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has planned to recover from its recent electoral defeats in MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh with a focused strategy to win new territories and forge new alliances, centered around a campaign by Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the next 100 days, according to senior functionaries.

The party has revived ‘Mission 123’ to win the 123 seats that the BJP contested but did not win in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The party had, last year, categorised these 123 constituencies into 25 clusters, with one leader given charge of each of the clusters.

The reports suggest that PM Modi will tour nearly 20 states to 'activate' BJP workers and seek support from the voters in these states. West Bengal, Assam and Odisha are the major states on the list in which BJP holds only 10 out of the 77 Lok Sabha seats.

“PM Modi remains the most popular leader and continues to be the only candidate who can provide a stable government. We will capitalise on this,” said a BJP general secretary who asked not to be named.

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