BJP to win close contest in Chhattisgarh: Poll survey

New Delhi, Nov 1: A pre-poll survey conducted by Sahara Samay-Hub pulse has predicted a neck-and-neck fight in the Chhattisgarh assembly elections scheduled on November 11 and 19. In this election, BJP's Raman Singh is looking to form government in the state for the third time in a row.

According to the survey, the BJP is expected to bag 46 of the 90 assembly seats while the Congress is likely to get 42 seats. In 2008, the BJP had won 50 seats but is set to lose four seats this time, the survey said. The Congress, on the hand hand, is likely to win those four seats to add to its current tally of 38.

The BJP will lose four seats in this election, said the survey

In terms of the vote-share, the BJP is likely to bag 41 per cent of the votes as against the Congress's 39 per cent. The survey said that the BJP is likely to get a majority but last moment changes ahead of the two-phased polls may bring an interesting twist.

Raman Singh is preferred as the chief minister by 43 per cent of the voters while 31 per cent backed former chief minister Ajit Jogi to take over again. Around 56 per cent of the electorate was happy with the Raman Singh government's development work while 17 per cent was not satisfied. Twenty-seven per cent was neutral.

Forty-three per cent felt the government has done great work in terms of employment while 319 per cent was not satisfied. Thirty-eight per cent of the voters was neutral. On the issue of power supply, 35 per cent was happy with the government's performance while 27 per cent was not. Thirty-eight per cent voters didn't say anything. On tackling corruption, 31 per cent was satisfied while 17 per cent was not. Fifty-two per cent of the voters didn't reply.

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