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BJP will win Chhattisgarh election: Poll
November 11, 2008 21:15 IST
A pre-poll survey conducted by Star News-Nielsen for 90 assembly seats in Chhattisgarh has predicted that ruling BJP is likely to increase its vote-share as well as number of seats while Congress could suffer a setback on both fronts.
'There is a strong possibility of the Raman Singh-led BJP government retaining power in the coming assembly polls in Chhattisgarh. BJP could win 55 seats and if the present trend continues, the BJP tally could go up to 62,' the survey claims.
The survey claims that Congress would lose 1.7 per cent vote share and would be able to manage 33 seats only, 'if the voters do not change their preferences in days to come'.
This would mean a loss of 11 seats for Congress as compared to its tally in last elections in the state.
The popularity of Raman Singh as the favourite chief ministerial candidate and the perception among those surveyed that both Congress and BJP were 'equally communal' were some of the reasons, which influenced voters, the survey claims.
The survey was conducted in 39 assembly seats of the state through scientifically designed questionnaire, the organisers said.
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