2014 General Elections Poll Predictions

By Supriya Sharma
From Jesus And Mary College, New Delhi
Posted Jan 28th 2014 4:00AM

Recently, three prediction polls by the ABP news (Nielsen), India Today (CVoter) and CSDS and CNN-IBN suggest that BJP will emerge as the largest party in the upcoming General Elections (May 2014).

The ABP news-Nielsen national opinion poll suggests that BJP will grab somewhere around 210 out of the 543 parliamentary seats and on the other hand, Congress has been predicted to drown at 81 seats, the lowest ever. On the whole, BJP led National Democratic Alliance has been predicted to come to power with 226 seats.

Another poll survey by CSDS and CNN-IBN has predicted the same general view as ABP news on the state level. It has predicted BJP's majority in big states for example, BJP, according to the poll is going to win around 41 to 49 seats out of 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh, the state with highest number of Lok Sabha seats. The polls also conveyed that Modi seems to be the fair choice of the people with 53% respondents, acknowledging him.

The Cvoter poll by India Today has suggested that BJP will win 188 seats, which is more than double of what Congress will be gaining.

After the December results of Delhi Legislative elections, the Aam Aadmi Party came out to be another major party. The Aam Aadmi Party with the support of Congress is currently running the state of Delhi and therefore any poll survey would be incomplete without judging the stand of Aam Aadmi Party in the General Elections. According to polls, Aam Aadmi Party is estimated to gain somewhere around 11 seats.

"Anything but not Congress. Congress led UPA has served a very bad second tenure. We cannot have them back, no way! Modi should come to power. He can bring the change." said Ayushi from Ramjas College.

"The Gujarat's model of development is phenomenal. If we have Modi as our next prime minister, I am sure, he will feed the people's expectations." Said Prateek, a B.A. Program student from North Campus, Delhi University.

We all know that the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate is Narendra Modi but the Congress party is yet to announce its Prime Ministerial candidates however it is being guessed that Rahul Gandhi, the Vice President of Indian National Congress would lead for the same. The image of Congress has become lousy, encircled by corruption and slacked economic growth. On the other hand, people have high hopes from BJP's PM candidate, Narendra Modi. May is not far, a few more months and we know what the political reality is. source: www.dnaindia.com
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