"The BJP will win 202 seats in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2017," says a Times Now-VMR survey. The party will return to power with a simple majority, the poll states. The BJP will win in 202 out of the 403 seats with a 34 per cent vote share. The party had won 155 seats in 2012.
The poll gives the Samajwadi Party-Congress combine 147 seats. This is lesser by 105 seats compared to the 2012 elections, the poll states. The alliance would get 31 per cent of the vote share.
The survey says that the Mayawati led BSP would manage to get just 47 seats with a vote share of 24 per cent. This is 33 per cent lesser than what the BSP had polled in 2012. Ajit Singh's Lok Dal which did not enter into an alliance with the SP will manage 7 seats with a vote share of 11 per cent.
The poll however states that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is still the most popular chief minister in the state. He has the backing of 39 per cent of the electorate the survey also states.
Mayawati with a 23 per cent backing comes second in the most popular CM list.
Yogi Adityanath of the BJP has 16 per cent backing in this category. The survey also dealt with the issue of demonetisation. 63.4 per cent of the people have said that the move is a good one. 31.9 per cent have opposed this move.