BJP to sweep Chhattisgarh & Madhya Pradesh: CSDS survey

BJP to sweep Chh'garh & MP: Survey
New Delhi, Oct 30: The BJP is set to sweep both Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh in the upcoming assembly polls, a pre-poll survey conducted by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) for CNN-IBN and The Week revealed.

The survey was conducted between October 13 and 20 in 140 locations in 35 constituencies and nearly 2,900 people were interviewed during the exercise.

Chhattisgarh will see a two-phased polling on November 11 and 19 while Madhya Pradesh will go to the polls on November 25. The results will be declared for Chhattiisgarh, MP, Rajasthan and Delhi on December 8. Mizoram will also go to the polls on November 25 but its results will be declared on December 9.

In Chhattisgarh:

The BJP led by Chief Minister Raman Singh is expected to win 6-71 seats in the 90-member assembly. The Congress is likely to win 16-24 seats, according to the survey. The BSP may get 0-2 seats. Other parties are likely to get 1-5 seats.

The BJP is likely to win 6--71 seats in MP and 148-160 seats in Chhattisgarh

In 2008, the BJP had won 49 seats while the Congress had won 38 seats. The BSP had won two seats.

In Madhya Pradesh:

Shivraj Singh Chouhan is set to return to power for the third consecutive term in the state. The BJP is likely to win 148-160 seats in the 230-member assembly while the Congress is likely to finish a distant second with 52-62 seats. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is likely to get 3-7 seats while 10-18 seats may go to the lesser parties and independents. In the 2008 assembly polls, the BJP got 143 seats while the Congress won 71 seats. The BSP had won seven seats.

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