Bhopal, October 7: The political atmosphere is heating up day by day in Madhya Pradesh as the assembly elections are drawing closer. As less than two months are left for the polls, political parties are trying their best to woo the voters. A recent pre-poll survey has given the Congress a substantial edge in the upcoming assembly polls. The opinion poll, conducted by ABP News, predicts a full-majority for the opposition party in the central state of India.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in power for 15 years in the state. According to the survey, the Congress is likely to win 122 seats 42.2 percent of the vote share, while the incumbent Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP would be reduced to 108 seats with 41.5 percent of vote share. Whereas, the others are expected to get only 16.3 percent of vote share, but will fail to open their account. In 2013 elections, the BJP won 165 seats, while the Congress won only 58 seats. The 230-seat assembly elections will be conducted on November 28.
Vote share of different parties in Madhya Pradesh:
|Parties||Vote Share (in %)||Seats|
Yesterday, The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the dates for Assembly Elections 2018 in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana. Voting for the first phase of Chhattisgarh will be held on November 12 in 18 districts and in Northern Chhattisgarh, it will be held on November 20. In Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram, voting will take place on November 28. In Rajasthan and Telangana, voting will be held on December 7. Counting of votes will take place on December 11.