Ch'garh elections: BJP-Cong in loggerheads, close fight expected

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Raipur, Oct 23: In the assembly elections in the state this year, Chief Minister Raman Singh-led BJP may have a close competition with the opposition. According to a survey, BJP might win 46 sears, while the Congress may bag 42 seats.

Going by the trend in 2008, BJP had won 50 seats and the Congress had a tally of 38 seats. While BJP is expected to lose out on 4 seats while the Congress may increase its toll to 42 seats. However, BJP has maintained its lead in vote shares with 41 per cent, while 39 per cent voters are likely to opt for BJP. BJP may still have a lead at the end, but last moment changes are hard to predict.

Raman Singh versus Ajit Jogi

Raman Singh has a clear majority among the voters as the latter is reported have performed well in the development of the state according to 56 percent voters. Moreover 43% voters feels that the government was exemplary with the issue of unemployment. On the contrary, people are not happy with his performance in power supply and tackling corruption.

On an overall, 43 per cent voters were extremely satisfied with Raman Singh, while just 31 percent wanted Jogi as their next CM.

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