Jaipur, March 16 -- The previous trends show that the party in power in Rajasthan wins a majority of seats in Lok Sabha elections, but the coming general elections could throw up surprising results considering the public mood after India's air strikes on Pakistan in retaliation to the Pulwama terror attack, experts said.

The BJP came to power in the state in the 2003 assembly polls and won 20 out of 25 parliamentary seats in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections. The Congress won five seats. After the 2008 assembly polls, the Congress formed the government and won 20 Lok Sabha seats in 2009; the BJP won four seats and one seat was bagged by an independent.

The BJP returned to power in the state after the 2013 assembly elections and won on all th...