Indore (MP), Nov 20: The BJP is set to return to power to Madhya Pradesh this time, an opinion poll of ABP News said on Wednesday. According to it, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his party are the clear favourites to win the election for the third consecutive term by bagging 155 out of 230 seats in the assembly. It is 12 more than the last time's tally of 143. The Congress, on the other hand, is set to win just 65 seats, which is six less than its 2008 tally. Eighty percent of the respondents wants the BJP to retain power in the state.
In Malwa, the BJP is likely to win 43 out of 66 seats while the Congress could win just 22.
In Gwalior-Chambal, the BJP is likely to win 17 out of 34 seats while the Congress could win 13.
In Bundelkhand which has 26 seats, the BJP could win 21 while the Congress is likely to get five seats.
In Baghelkhand, the BJP is expected to get 25 out of 32 seats while the Congress could get just five.
In Madhya Bharat, the Congress is likely to bag seven out of 36 seats. The BJP is likely to get 28 seats.
The BJP also led the Congress by a long distance in terms of the favourite chief ministerial candidate. While Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been backed by 78 per cent people, only 14 per cent backed the Congress's Jyotiraditya Scindia as the CM.
Madhya Pradesh is going to the polls on November 25 along with Mizoram. Results will be declared on December 8.