In the forthcoming elections, price rise more than any other issue would affect voting behaviour (women 41.1 percent and men 37.0 percent). It was followed by corruption (14.3 percent) and unemployment (12.8 percent). Other important issues included economic development (11.8 percent), of road, electricity and water (11.5 percent), communalism (2.4 percent), surprisingly found to be a non issue for the voters in the election.
More than four out of 10 (42.6 percent) voters believed that state of economy had deteriorated in the last five years (45.6 percent men and 39.1 percent women). As much as 23.3 percent thought no change was visible in the state of economy. The remaining voters were divided between those who could not say anything about the state of economy (14.5 percent) or 19.6 percent voters who thought it was better than five years ago.