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BJP and co will sweep Hindi heartland: Poll

April 04, 2014 03:25 IST

BJP and co will sweep Hindi heartland: Poll


An opinion poll has projected it is advantage Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana in the Lok Sabha elections while claiming that there is neck-and-neck race in Himachal Pradesh.

According to a CNN-IBN and The Week survey done by Lokniti at CSDS, BJP and its ally Apna Dal may win between 42 and 50 parliamentary seats out of the 80 in UP.

Narendra Modi is the most popular person for the Prime Minister's post in the state followed by Rahul Gandhi, the survey concluded.

It projected SP may get 11 to 17 Lok Sabha seats while BSP may bag between 10 and 16 seats. It gave a bleak figures of between 4 and 8 seats for Cong-RLD alliance in UP.

In Rajasthan, the survey found that BJP would sweep the polls with 21-25 seats with Congress likely to get 0-2.

In Delhi, the survey said that BJP may get 40 per cent of the votes and 3-4 Lok Sabha seats, with AAP capturing 2-3 seats and Congress bagging 1 seat. However, it said the preference of voters for Delhi assembly is different, with AAP likely to get 42 per cent votes, ahead of BJP (36 per cent) and Congress (16 per cent).

At 38 per cent, Narendra Modi leads the race in being the preferred PM choice in Delhi with Kejriwal second (20 per cent), the survey claimed.

The survey also said that SAD-BJP combined may get 42 per cent vote share in Lok Sabha polls in Punjab and predicted that Cong-PPP alliance may get 29 per cent.

The opinion poll gave an edge to BJP-HJC combine with a projected vote share of 36 per cent in Haryana. It showed 30 per cent vote percentage in favour of Congress and 16 per cent and 7 per cent for INLD and AAP, respectively.

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