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Survey predicts landslide victory for AITC-Congress in WB

April 15, 2011 21:39 IST

In what could be a history of sorts, a survery conducted by Star Ananda-Star News-AC Nielsen predicts a two-third majority for the Mamta Banerjee-led All India Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance.

The AITC-Congress alliance is predicted to touch the figure of 215-seats, while the Left alliance is getting a mere 74-seats in the 294-seats-strong West Bengal assembly; which could be their worst performance in 34-years.

The Bharatiya Janata Party is predicted to get two seats, while others are getting 3-seats.The opinion poll was conducted through 163-assembly constituencies with a sample size of 29,457 voters. The vote share of the Left alliance is predicted to go down by 9 per cent, while the AITC-Congress alliance is predicted to gain 7-per cent votes.

In what could be a booster for Mamta Banerjee's AITC, the railway minister's party is said to be getting a clear majority on its own.

In the assembly elections held in the state in 2006, the AITC-Congress alliance stood at 51-seats, which means they are gaining 164-seats this time around, with the vote share going up to 48 per cent from 41 per cent in the 2006 polls.

The Budhhadeb-led Left Front which won 227-seats last time round with vote share of 48.5 per cent is predicted to get 39 per cent vote share of the electorates of West Bengal.

The survey was conducted between March 24, 2011 to April 5, 2011; talking to a total of 180-electorate in each constituency and covering 55-percent assembly constituencies of the state.