Bengaluru: Karnataka Minister and BJP national general secretary for south India, CT Ravi, on Tuesday said that the party aims to come in power in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Kerala in the coming elections.

Speaking to the media, Ravi said that the party is aiming to launch a victory march not just in southern states, but also in states such as West Bengal.

"We have a strategy in place, and we are working based on that to achieve the desired results in the next Assembly elections in these states. As in-charge of the southern states, I have been travelling across the region assigned to me and I am confident that the BJP will win here," he stated.

In response to a question, Ravi stated that winning all the four MLC seats is a forgone conclusion.

"We are in the process of thinking about what could be our lead when we defeat our nearest rivals," he said, asserting that no amount of rebel candidates contesting would spoil the chances of the ruling BJP in the ensuing MLC elections to four seats.

The MLC elections will be held October 28, while by-polls to two Assembly seats - Sira in Tumakuru and Rajarajeshwari Nagara in Bengaluru - will be held on November 3.

CT Ravi added that the BJP is confident of winning both the Assembly seats in the bypolls as well.