New Delhi, October 8: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will retain power in Madhya Pradesh, a fresh Times Now Opinion Poll predicted on Monday. Madhya Pradesh, with a total of 230 assembly constituencies has been under the leadership of BJP government for three consecutive terms. According to the survey, BJP is predicted to bag 142 seats which is 44 percent of the total vote share, followed by the Congress party with 77 seats which accounts to 35 percent of the vote share and others that are predicted to win 11 seats which is, 21 percent of the vote share. Full Schedule of Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections 2018.
The term of this government led by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan expires on January 7, 2019. The polling in Madhya Pradesh will be held in a single phase on November 28 while the counting of votes to be done on December 11. The Election Commission of India announced the dates for the assembly election polling dates in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh and Telangana on October 6.
Meanwhile, another pre-poll survey conducted by ABP News-CVoter survey on Saturday predicts a majority victory for Congress in the upcoming polls in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. It must be noted that all the three states, where the survey has given the Congress a solid edge, is currently under the rule of the BJP. The survey said Congress is best placed in Rajasthan, where its state president Sachin Pilot is the first choice of the voters for the chief minister's post. Check Full Schedule and Dates of Upcoming Assembly Polls.
Here's Times Now's Pre-Poll Prediction Vote Share of Madhya Pradesh:
On Saturday, the BJP had on Saturday expressed confidence that it would register a "record victory" in the upcoming state Assembly elections and retain power in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. According to a PTI report, senior BJP leader and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had said BJP would secure a record victory on the basis of its hard work and development measures, besides the performance of its governments in the three states.