Hindustan Surkhiyan Desk: Instantly after the election commission announced the dates for assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, ABP News conducted an opinion poll to find out who will triumph in the high-stake battle in the three BJP-ruled states. The survey has found that BJP will have to relinquish power in the all the three states as the Congress is set to comprehensively regain lost ground.
According to the opinion poll, the BJP is likely to face a major drubbing in Rajasthan which has a 200-member assembly.
The party which had won 163 seats in 2013 will be reduced to just 56 seats. Congress which was limited to measly 21 seats in the previous outing will make a handsome turnaround with 142 seats. Other parties will hang on to two seats, the survey reveals. The poll projection ahead of the election on December 7 could be seen as a major setback for the BJP which is seeking a second term under the leadership of Vasundhara Raje. Just before the election commission’s announcement of poll dates, Raje announced free electricity for farmers. Congress fumed at the declaration and accused the election commission of postponing the date announcement only to favour the BJP before the model code of conduct gets into effect. As far as the vote share is concerned, the Congress is seen leading with a comfortable vote share of 49.9% as against BJP’s 34.3%.