BJP may win 133 seats in Gujarat: Survey
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to sweep 50 percent of all votes and win 133 of the 182 seats in the upcoming elections in Gujarat, a survey of voters released on Friday said.
In contrast, the Congress would maintain its 38 percent vote share but get only 43 seats, a drop of 16 from its 2007 tally, the LensOnNews survey said.
The findings follow a survey of 7,294 voters across 52 constituencies across the state.
The BJP`s projected seats would be a gain of one percent in vote share but would give it 16 more seats as compared to 2007, it said.
The Congress is slated to maintain its 38 percent vote share but get only 43 seats.
It said the phenomenon of a small swing of vote share resulting in a disproportionate benefit to the BJP in terms of seats was dominantly due to the delimitation exercise.
Of the 16 more seats projected to be gained by the BJP since 2007, a substantial number of 10 seats are to be attributed to an increase in the number of urban seats, it said.
The Congress, the survey said, was handicapped as it lacked a state leader to match the stature of Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
"This has played into Modi`s hands, and he has converted the election into a battle between the `six crore people of Gujarat` and the `Delhi Sultanate` of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi."
It said former BJP chief minister Keshubhai Patel`s attempts to rally his Leuva Patel community to undercut Modi had failed make a dent in the BJP`s vote share.
The LenOnNews Poll was conducted between September 02 and 28. The results are subject to a margin of error of 3 percent.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Over 60 cadets killed in Pakistan police academy attack
- Panel discussion over vote bank politics on Hinduism
- DNA: Terrorists' new strategy of snatching weapons from Indian security personnel
- Watch: PM Narendra Modi's ''progressive'' remark on triple talaq
- Panel discussion over delayed development in Ayodhya
- WATCH: Akhilesh Yadav's emotional speech revealing the real reason behind Samajwadi Party crisis; he was about to cry
- India vs New Zealand: Awestruck Kiwis witness MS Dhoni driving his Hummer in Ranchi, and photo goes viral
- Pakistan's brutality exposed; `Black Day` protesters thrashed in PoK - Video goes viral
- Lashkar-e-Toiba claims responsibility for Uri attack in posters pasted in Pakistan town
- Naya Bazar explosion: Home Ministry seeks report from Delhi Police; one dead, 5 injured