BUKIT MERTAJAM: Barisan Nasional will enhance its work rate to re-capture parliamentary seats currently in the hands of the opposition.
The coalition also hopes to further strengthen and retain parliamentary seats which it won by a slim margin.
BN Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar said the coalition has identified 90 such parliamentary seats held by the opposition or which it had won by a slim margin.
He said a survey had been done to identify these 90 parliamentary seats, which BN had chances of winning.
"Our chances are good and we can win there if we work hard.
"If we can capture half of the 90 seats, they will be a great addition to BN's majority in the Dewan Rakyat," he told reporters here after distributing Hari Raya aid.
Khairy also said BN had been working hard at the grass roots level to reach out to the people.
He said the coalition should also not think that it had no chance of winning back seats in Pakatan strongholds such as like Permatang Pauh, where Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is the member of parliament.
"Permatang Pauh is not a gone-case for us. Anything is possible. Even Pakatan did not expect to win in five states in the last general elections.
"In Penang, which is now under a DAP-led government, BN has been working hard to raise issues that affect the people like the controversial Bayan Mutiara and Taman Manggis land sales," he said.
Khairy also said Pakatan was showing signs of worry with BN doing better at the grassroot level.
When BN organised programmes and put up banners to promote them, the banners were vandalised with the faces of grass root leaders crossed off and sprayed with paint.
"This is the kind of sabotage that we have to put up with because we are doing our jobs to help the people," he said.
Earlier, Khairy distributed aid in form of cash, household items and laptops to the people to mark Ramadan.
He also handed out 30 boxes of household goods to representatives of various Umno Youth divisions in the state. The goods would be distributed to the people in the different areas later.
"Some 350,000 people in Penang including single mothers, the poor and orphans will benefit from the aid. We do not forget the unfortunate during festive seasons.
"We hold donation programmes like this continuously and I have told out local leaders to focus more on such people-centred event rather than political ceramahs," he added.