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Narendra Modi way ahead in PM race: Opinion Poll

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 08:29

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Polls after polls are predicting victory for the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

The latest opinion poll conducted by a Hindi news channel and survey firm Nielsen has projected the BJP to win 210 seats in the General Elections due in May.

The ruling Congress would be reduced to a mere 81 seats, the survey predicts.
The latest entrant in the Indian political scene, the Aam Aadmi Party is projected to get 11 seats while others are predicted to secure 241 Lok Sabha seats.

The BJP, the poll says, would make big gains in north and west India. Here, the party may win as many as 81 seats each, with eastern and southern parts of the country likely to contribute 43 and 19 seats respectively.

A survey found out that there was strong anti-incumbency against the Congress-led UPA government with 61 per cent of those polled saying they intend to vote against the ruling coalition that has been in power for nearly 10 years.

Regarding the PM choice, BJP`s Modi is leading the race.
Of those surveyed, 53 per cent want to see Modi as the next PM as against only 15 per cent people favouring Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

Shockingly, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, whose AAP stunned everyone with its performance in the Delhi Assembly Elections, found favours with only five per cent of those polled.

The survey was conducted between December 28 and January 12 with 64,006 respondents.

First Published: Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 05:13

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