AAP leads race in Delhi, expected to win 34 seats; BJP 32: Poll Survey
With just three days left for the Delhi Assembly Elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) appears to have raced ahead in the battle to win the national capital.
New Delhi: With just three days left for the Delhi Assembly Elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) appears to have raced ahead in the battle to win the national capital.
As per the latest survey conducted by Zee Media in association with Taleem Research Foundation, if polls were to be held today the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to get 39.7 percent votes. The AAP, on the other hand, would have bagged 46 percent votes while the Congress only 14.3 percent.
According to the Zee-Taleem survey, over 49 percent respondents feel AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal is best suited to be the chief minister, while 40 percent think BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi is the one who should lead Delhi. Only 10 percent believe Congress' Ajay Maken is best suited for the post.
If polls were to be held today, AAP is projected to win 34 Assembly seats, while the BJP would manage 32.
The survey indicates both Kejriwal and Bedi are expected to win big from their respective constituencies. While the AAP convenor is contesting the high-pitched Delhi polls from New Delhi constituency, Bedi is fighting from Krishna Nagar, considered to be a stronghold of BJP.
In 2013 Delhi elections, Kejriwal defeated Congress leader Sheila Dikshit from the New Delhi constituency by a huge margin.
In 2013 polls, BJP won 31, AAP 28, while the Congress managed to bag only 8 seats in 70-member Delhi Assembly.
The BJP goes head-to-head with the AAP and the Congress party in the Delhi Assembly polls, scheduled to be held on February 7 with counting of votes to be held on February 10.