BJP to beat Congress in Rajasthan election: CSDS survey

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New Delhi, Oct 30: One after another survey claimed that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under Vasundhara Raje's leadership is all set to defeat Ashok Gehlot's Congress party in upcoming Rajasthan assembly election.

It seems that people in Rajasthan are disappoint with rulling Gehlot government over several burning issues in the state such as -- unemployment, corruption, irregular power supply, water crisis and many more.

The survey shows that while ruling Congress will win just 60-68 seats, BJP is expected to return to power with 115-125 seats in the 200-member Assembly. The BSP may get 4-8 seats and others may get 8-12 seats.

BJP is expected to return to power with 115-125 seats in the 200-member Assembly

The survey was conducted by Dr Rajeeva Karandikar, Director, Chennai Mathematical Institute. According to the CNN-IBN, The Week and CSDS Pre-Poll Survey, it is not looking like a closely contested poll as predicted by many others.

Vasundhara Raje, the former CM of Rajsthan, is expected to garner 41 per cent of votes registering a seven-per cent gain for the BJP when compared to its 2008 vote share of 34.3 per cent. The ruling Congress may end up getting just 32 per cent of votes. It will be a huge loss of 5 per cent of votes, when compared to its 2008 vote share of 36.8 per cent, said the survey.

Congress, during 2008 assembly elections, had won 96 seats and the BJP had bagged 78 seats. The independents won 14 seats and other smaller parties won the remaining seats.

Lack of development, high price rise and corruption are the main reasons for dissatisfaction among the people. Just 31 per cent of the respondents want the Congress to retain power with 45 per cent voicing their opposition to the party.

Results of Rajsthan assembly elections, which will be held on Dec 1, will be declared on Dec 8. The results will be crucial for both Congress and BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha election which is duty in May 2014.

BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi have been campaigning for Raje and Gehlot respectively. The assembly elections results will prove the real power of the parties ahead of the general election.

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