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BJP to win Uttarakhand: opinion poll
February 17, 2007 22:53 IST
The Congress will lose the Uttarakhand Assembly elections and the Bharatiya Janata Party will emerge victorious with a thin majority, an opinion poll conducted by a television channel has said.
The poll, conducted by Star News and AC-Nielsen, gave 35 seats for the BJP in the 70-member Assembly, elections for which will be held on February 21.
The ruling Congress is predicted to win only 23 seats, the poll says, giving four seats each to the Bahujan Samaj Party, Uttarakhand Kranti Dal and others.
The opinion poll was conducted between January 28 and February 9, a press statement issued by the TV channel said, adding that campaigning in the last few days before balloting will be crucial.