OneIndia Survey: Demonetisation will not be an issue in the forthcoming assembly polls

On the question of-- What impact will demonetisation have in the forthcoming assembly elections?-- out of the 31, 198 voters, 13, 352 (42.79 percent) say it will not be an issue.

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New Delhi, Nov 26: In one of the biggest online surveys conducted on demonetisation by OneIndia, a majority of the poll participants feel demonetisation will not be an issue in the forthcoming assembly polls.

The voters participated in the poll through OneIndia's English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali and Gujarati channels.

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A total of 31,198 netizens participated in the survey.

On the question of-- What impact will demonetisation have in the forthcoming assembly elections?-- out of the 31, 198 voters, 13, 352 (42.79 percent) say public memory is too short and it will not be an issue.

However, 11,514 (36.90 percent) voters say the BJP will gain in the elections because of demonetisation.

Only 6,331 (20.26 percent) voters say the ruling party at the Centre will face defeat in the elections.

Seven states--Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh--are set for assembly elections in 2017.

On November 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a televised address to the nation announced the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.

According to the BJP-led NDA government, the move is to fight against black money, counterfeit currencies and terror funding.

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