Raipur, November 8: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Chhattisgarh is likely to perform better than the previous assembly elections of 2013 defying the 15 years of anti-incumbency. According to a survey conducted by the by ABP News-Lokniti CSDS, the ruling BJP government-led by Raman Singh will get 43 percent of vote share in the state, while the Congress will manage to get on 36 percent votes. However, the alliance of Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Ajit Jogi's Chhattisgarh Janata Congress (CJC) will get 15 percent of vote share. The alliance will dent into the Congress' vote share, leading to another electoral setback for the grand old party.
According to political experts, the BJP will get 52-60 seats in the upcoming assembly elections. However, the Congress will manage to get only 17-25 seats. Meanwhile, the BSP-CJC alliance will get a maximum of 7 seats. In the 90-member Chhattisgarh assembly, 45-seat is the halfway mark. In the last assembly polls, the BJP had won 49 seats with a vote share of 41 per cent. The Congress was restricted to 39 constituencies with 40.03% vote share. Among others, the BSP had won 2 seats. ABP News-Lokniti CDSD Opinion Poll Results of Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections 2018: BJP Predicted to Retain Power With 116 Seats
ABP News-Lokniti CDSD Opinion Poll Results of Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018:
The survey aired by news channel ABP News was conducted in coordination with think-tank Lokniti-CSDS in the final week of October. The sample size was 14,092, combined in the three states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. The BJP has been in power in Chhattisgarh since 2003. Singh will be eying the fourth term as CM. He is serving as the chief minister since 2003. Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018 Times Now Opinion Poll Results: BJP Predicted to Win Another Term Thanks to Mayawati-Ajit Jogi Alliance
The state will go to polls in two phases. The first phase of elections in the northern part of the state will be conducted on November 12 for 18 seats, while the voting for the remaining 72 seats will take place on November 20. The results are scheduled to be declared by the Election Commission on December 11.