CSDS survey: BJP-led NDA to bag plum share of seats in UP, Bihar

Poll predicts BJP wave in UP, Bihar
Patna/ Lucknow, Mar 6: Touted as a political game changer this election season, political parties are going all out to make their presence felt in the country ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

A day after the dates for the Lok Sabha elections were announced, a poll survey conducted by CSDS revelaed that the BJP-led NDA is likely to sweep Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in the upcoming polls.

The survery predicts that BJP is likely to win 41-49 seats in UP. The ruling Samajwadi Party will bag 11-17 seats, while the Mayawati-led BSP is likely to get 8-14 seats. Congress, on the other hand, will get only 5-9 seats in the state.

The vote share for the BJP also seemes to have doubled from 2009. In 2009 BJP's vote share was 18 per cent, while the survey today shows BJP with 36 per cent of the vote share.

BJP likely to get 41-49 seats in UP, 22-30 seats in Bihar

After Ram Vilas Paswan returning to the NDA, Bihar also looks like a win-win situation for the BJP. BJP is likely to secure between 22-30 seats, while JD(U) is likely to get 4-8 seats.

Lalu Prasad's RJD and Congress party are likely to get 2-6 seats, if the elections were held as of today.

The survery also predicts that BJP would get 38 per cent vote share in Bihar, ruling JD(U) would get 20 per cent vote share, Congress would get 13 per cent and RJD would get 12 per cent vote share.

Narendra Modi was seen as the most preferred PM choice for the poeple of Bihar while the second best option was Nitish Kumar followed by Rahul Gandhi.

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