According to the poll survey prediction on Monday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will keep a hold on Madhya Pradesh and have an edge in Chhattisgarh. Although, the Congress will return to power in Rajasthan in the upcoming Assembly polls.
As per a survey by WarRoom Strategies, which was broadcast by one of the leading English news channels, BJP is expected to win 142 out of the total 230 seats in Madhya Pradesh in the coming elections. The BJP is also expected to lose 23 seats which it won in 2013.
As per the prediction, the Congress will possibly get 77 seats which will be 20 more than it won in 2013 Assembly elections. On the other hand, former political parties like BSP, SP and other regional parties are expected to win 11 seats according to the survey prediction. The latest survey also said that a total of 14,569 respondents participated in the survey conducted from August 16-September 30. The samples were collected from all 230 Assembly segments and the margin of error is +/- 3.
The BJP will again rule In Chhattisgarh because the popularity of the Chief Minister Raman Singh has not gone down despite the fact that he is ruling the state for the last 15 years. The survey declared that the BJP has an edge in Chhattisgarh. It said that In Chhattisgarh, as per the projections, the BJP is likely to win 47 seats (49 in 2013), Congress 33 seats (39 in 2013) and Others 10 seats (2 in 2013).
The ruling BJP is going to lose its power in Rajasthan and the Congress party can possibly come into power after five years by following the tradition of alternate governments in the state.
The survey arrived a day after one of the leading news channel CVoter predicted that the Congress may return to power in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh after a gap of 15 years and will make a comeback in Rajasthan. These surveys arrived after EC set the stage for the high-stakes conflicts between both the parties BJP and the Congress in all these three states in advance of the Lok Sabha polls next year.
In Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan Voting will take place in a single phase on November 28 and December 7 respectively, on the other hand, Chhattisgarh will have two-phased elections on November 12 and 20.