BJP under the leadership of Narendra Modi is expected to sweep Gujarat
New Delhi – The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under the leadership of Narendra Modi is expected to sweep Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh in the upcoming General Elections, a poll survey conducted by a leading news channel claimed on Thursday.
The poll survey predicted that the BJP will increase its tally significantly in the three western states – wining more seats that what it won in 2009 Lok Sabha elections.
The principle opposition party in alliance with Shiv Sena is projected to win 25-33 seats in Maharashtra. The Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) combine is expected to bag nearly 12-20 in the state, which sends 48 MPs to the Lok Sabha.
In Modi’s home state, the BJP is predicted to do extremely well and win between 20-25 seats out of the total 26 in Gujarat. The Congress, which has almost lost its significance in the western state, is expected to manage 1-4 seats, while others will bag anything between 0-2.
Madhya Pradesh, another stronghold of BJP, is projected to vote for the ruling party. Out of the total 29 seats, the BJP is predicted to wrest 23-27, while the Congress 2-5.
Modi has surged way ahead of his nearest rivals in the prime ministerial race before the upcoming General Elections, according to another survey conducted by the news channel.
The survey says that Modi is the most popular candidate for the top post with 30 percent of the electorate likely to vote for him. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was favoured by 9 percent, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by 3 percent and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by 15 percent. Incumbent PM Manmohan Singh is the least popular with only one percent votes.
However, another survey presents a worrisome picture for the BJP. The survey indicates that the principle opposition party will find going tough in south and east India, except Bihar.