Landslide BJP victory in Haryana, majority in Maharashtra: Survey
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to score a landslide victory in Haryana, and a big win in alliance with the Shiv Sena in the upcoming Assembly elections, according to a pre-poll survey by IANS-CVoter. As per the survey, the saffron party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will get 182-206 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly, and 79-87 seats out of 90 in Haryana.
Haryana, Maharashtra polls on October 21; results on October 24
For the uninitiated, state Assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra are scheduled to take place on October 21. And, the poll results shall be declared jointly for both states, three days later on October 24.
In Maharashtra, Congress-led UPA will settle for 72-98 seats
Going by the survey, the NDA (BJP plus Shiv Sena) is expected to grab 182-206 seats in the state of Maharashtra, whereas the Congress-fronted UPA will get 72-98 seats. As far as the vote share of the contesting parties is concerned, the NDA is expected to get 47.3% votes, UPA 38.5% votes, while other parties will make do with the remaining 14.2% vote share.
BJP to win big in Mumbai, Vidarbha, and West Maharashtra
Talking of region-wise results, NDA could get 30-34 seats in Mumbai, 32-36 seats in Konkan, 23-27 seats in Marathwada, 19-23 in North Maharashtra, 37-41 in Vidarbha and 41-45 seats in West Maharashtra. On the other hand, the UPA may take home 0-6 seats in Mumbai, 2-6 in Konkan, 18-22 in Marathwada region, 12-16 in North Maharashtra, 16-20 in Vidarbha, and 24-28 in West Maharashtra.
In 2014, BJP and Shiv Sena collectively won 185 seats
In the previous Maharashtra Assembly elections held in 2014, BJP had won 122 seats (with 31.15% vote share), while its ally got 63 (19.3% votes). On the other hand, Congress had won 42 seats (with 18% vote share), and its coalition partner NCP bagged 41.
Congress will get merely 1-7 seats in Haryana, survey indicates
Coming to the northern state of Haryana, the ruling BJP is projected to get a whopping 79-87 seats in the 90-member Assembly, while the Congress shall get a humiliating figure ranging somewhere between 1 and 7. In terms of vote share, the BJP could get an impressive 47.5%, Congress 21.4%, the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) 9.3%, while others would get 21%+, the survey suggests.
In previous Haryana elections, BJP had easily surpassed halfway mark
Also shedding light on regional political sentiment in Haryana, the survey mentioned that the BJP is looking at 25 seats from Ahirwal, 16 from Bagar and Jatland each, and 26 from Kurukshetra region. Whereas a tattered Congress will bag 2 seats from Ahirwal and one from Jatland. In last Assembly elections, BJP had got 47 seats, INLD 19 seats, and Congress 15 seats.