India Today-Cicero poll: Delhi divided over BJP's projection of Kiran Bedi as CM candidate

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Bengaluru, Jan 23: Sixty-five per cent of respondents surveyed ahead of the Delhi assembly election scheduled for February 7 supported former IPS officer Kiran Bedi joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said an opinion poll conducted by the India Today Group and Cicero. Twenty-five per cent said no. [Follow Delhi assembly election 2015 special coverage]

Forty-three per cent said projection of Bedi as the chief ministerial candidate by the BJP is a wrong decision while 44 per cent felt otherwise. ['CM Candidate' is the most important issue in Delhi polls, said the opinion poll]


Is the protest by the BJP dissidents against Bedi's nomination harming the BJP? To this question, 49 per cent said yes while 35 per cent no, according to the poll.

When asked whether the BJP is encouraging political opportunism through the Bedi episode, 47 per cent said yes while 36 per cent said no.

The results of the Delhi election will be declared on February 10

Was Prime Minister Narendra Modi right in saying Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal behaves like a Naxalite? To this question, 44 per cent said yes while 34 per cent said no.

The poll was conducted in 35 assembly constituencies of Delhi (total seats 70) and its sample size was 1,910.

A BJP spokesperson refused to attend the Headlines Today show on the television on the opinion poll, said the anchor Rahul Kanwal.

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