If the latest pre-poll survey is anything to go by, the AAP is not going to get as many seats as it secured in the last Assembly polls. As per the survey conducted by ABP News-Nielson, the BJP will get a comfortable majority in Delhi while the Kejriwal-led AAP will reduce to a distant second.
The survey which comes days after the saffron party conducted its own to access the ground situation has further validated the point that the BJP will emerge as largest party in the 70-seats Assembly.
BJP to continue with its stellar performance in Delhi too
The survey has brought good news for the BJP. As per the survey, the party riding high on the Modi wave, will get a comfortable majority with 46 seats. According to the opinion poll, BJP could end up with 38% vote share, followed by AAP with 26% and Congress with 22%.
In the 2013 assembly polls, BJP had won 32 seats, followed by AAP with 28 seats. In the last Lok Sabha election, BJP made a clean sweep winning all seven Parliamentary seats in the national capital.
6,528 respondents from 35 assembly constituencies took part in the survey which was conducted between November 5 and November 7.
Tough road ahead for AAP
The survey has brought bad news for AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal who is hoping to become Delhi Chief Minister again. According to survey, the AAP will get only 18 seats this time. The party had got 28 seats in December 2013 Assembly election in the national capital.
There has been a sharp decline of support base of AAP, after its 49-day-long joke of a Government where Arvind Kejriwal ran away from his Chief Ministerial responsibility. A lot is at stake for the party which is trying every bit to retain its foothold in Delhi especially after its dismal showing in the April-May general elections.
Curtain down on Congress' future?
There are no good days for the Congress despite several attempts of making a comeback by State leaders. The party has yet again failed to gain its lost ground in the State which was once considered its bastion.
The pre-poll survey predicted further decimation of the party which ruled the city for 15 years. The grand-old-party is likely to get three seats less than what it got in the last Assembly polls. The survey predicted Congress' tally to go down from 8 to 5.
Modi is favourite leader; Kejriwal top choice for CM post
Here is some respite for the AAP leader and 49-day CM of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal. According to the survey, he is the most preferred candidate for the coveted post. Around 39% of respondents want to him CM again. He is closely followed by BJP's Harsh Vardhan who secured 38 % votes.
Nearly 61% of respondents expressed satisfaction with the work done by Kejriwal in his 49-day tenure.
Kejriwal may be the most preferred choice for CM post but when it comes to the most popular politician in the national capital Prime Minister Modi is way ahead of other leaders. According to the survey, 63% of the respondents voted him as the most popular leader while Kejriwal with 25% votes stood second followed by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi with 12 %.