BJP might be in driver's seat in Maha, but Haryana will be a tough nut to crack

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BJP's real test is in Haryana polls
Chandigarh, Oct 10: The BJP might be better placed than any other rival party in the poll bound Haryana but the party leaders feel that the October 15 assembly poll is a big test for the party.

BJP's MP from Karnal Lok Sabha seat, Ashwini Kumar Chopra, visited his constituency to campaign for his party's candidate Manohar Lal Khattar has said Haryana assembly polls are going to be the real test for the BJP and claimed 'Modi-wave' is still intact.

According to a latest poll survey conducted by Cicero for the India Today group, BJP may win 133 of the 288 seats in Maharashtra, with vote share of 30%. In 2009, BJP just managed to win 46 seats with 14% vote-share.

When asked why the candidate is not being highlighted, Chopra said, "The Modi wave is still on. There are so many regional factors and circumstances in Haryana have also changed. The Assembly polls are going to be a real test for the BJP."

The party is relying heavily on Modi, who has left no stones unturned to campaign for the party, to make history in the 90 member Haryana assembly. But, almost every pre-poll survey conducted so far are not giving clear majority to the Saffron party, which for the first time is contesting alone in the Jatland.

As per an IndiaTV-C Voter poll tracker, released last week, the BJP was projected to emerge as the single largest party with 33 seats, closely followed by Om Prakash Chautala's Indian National Lok Dal with 28 seats. Thus, the saffron party was nowhere near the magical figure of 46 in the 90-member assembly.

The Congress, ruling the state for the last 10 years, is projected to win 16 seats. In the 2009 Assembly elections, Congress had won 40 seats.

As per the survey, the alliance of Haryana Janhit Congress-Haryana Jan Chetna Party may win 9 seats.

If we go by this poll, then it is pretty evident that for BJP, the ‘Mission 60' will be near to impossible in the state.

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