Opinion poll predicts 275 for NDA

Opinion poll predicts 275 for NDA

An opinion poll on Monday projected the BJP-led NDA as securing majority with 275 out of 543 Lok Sabha seats in the elections.

The survey shows the Congress-led UPA ending up with just 111 seats and others bagging 157. According to the survey conducted by Hansa Research for NDTV, the BJP would win 226 seats and the Congress would be reduced to 92 seats in the 16th Lok Sabha. The survey predicted the BJP would garner 34.5 per cent of votes, while the Congress 25.6 per cent.

In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP is set for its best performance, winning more than 50 of the state’s 80 parliamentary seats, according to the survey. The BJP gets 51 seats in the key state, 10 more than the last election in 2009.

The latest opinion poll has predicted Congress’ scores down to five in UP. It had won 21 in 2009.

Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party gets 14 as against 23 it won in 2009.
Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party also slides to 10, almost reduced to half from the last Lok Sabha. In Rajasthan also, the BJP is projected to get 21 of the state’s 25 parliamentary seats and the Congress 3. In the last election in 2009, it had won 20 seats.

The opinion poll has predicted the Congress is gaining in Karnataka where the party is expected to win 14 of the state’s Lok Sabha 28 seats, eight more than its 2009 tally. The BJP would get 12 seats as against 19 seats last time.

H D Deve Gowda’s Janata Dal (Secular) is likely to win two seats. It had won three in the general election held five years ago.

The forecast has given a surprise result in Odisha, indicating 7 seats to the BJP out of the 21 Lok Sabha seats, thus replacing the Congress as the main opposition party in the state. The BJP had drawn a blank in the 2009 general election in the state.
In Punjab, SAD would get 7 and Congress 6, says the survey.

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