AAP survey claims victory for party in Delhi MCD polls

AAP leader Ashish Khetan said that as per the survey, the party will win 218 of 272 seats.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:April 20, 2017 9:50 pm
aap, aap delhi, aam aadmi party, aap logo, arvind kejriwal, indian express “Sixty-two per cent of the respondents in the survey agreed with the question that the central government could take electricity and water away from Delhi government and hand it over to MCDs after elections.”

Notwithstanding the drubbing in the Rajouri Garden Assembly bypoll, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday claimed that its internal survey has predicted a massive victory for it in the civic polls in Delhi. AAP leader Ashish Khetan said that as per the survey, it will win 218 of 272 seats. It has given the BJP, which has been controlling the three municipal corporations for the past 10 years, only 39 seats, whereas the Congress is predicted to win eight seats.

Independents and smaller parties will win in seven seats. The party also claimed that it is projected to get 51.2 per cent of the votes, while the BJP and the Congress will bag 28.1 per cent 9.2 per cent, respectively. Independents and other parties could get 11.5 per cent of the votes. Khetan said the survey, carried out between April 7 and April 17, interviewed 31,507 people. The three municipal corporations of Delhi (MCDs) go to poll on April 23.

The party has recently suffered drubbing in the bypoll to the Rajouri Garden Assembly constituency, where its candidate forfeited his deposit. The BJP wrested the seat from the AAP. “The implementation of 50 per cent reduction in domestic electricity bills and provision of free water up to 20,000 litres per household per month is showing maximum impact in JJ clusters and unauthorised colonies.

“Survey shows an overall satisfaction level of 80 per cent with electricity bills and 72 per cent with water bills across segments in Delhi. Sixty-two per cent of the respondents in the survey agreed with the question that the central government could take electricity and water away from Delhi government and hand it over to MCDs after elections,” Khetan said. Releasing results of internal surveys that the party is doing exceedingly well has been a very important part of the AAP’s poll strategy. Other political parties also adopt a similar strategy.

The party had released a similar survey for the 2017 Punjab and Goa Assembly polls, predicting the AAP’s massive win in these two states. However, the party’s performance in Punjab was poor while it drew a blank in Goa. In both the states, its surveys claimed that the AAP was sweeping the polls.

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    DR S
    Apr 21, 2017 at 3:15 pm
    Dear Khetan we shall remove the auro created by BJP by the work done in Delhi. Let us concentrate on the work done and less on competing with BJP or congress in load talking. AAPp has rightly focused on sanitation, health and education. Let people of Delhi understand that AAP is only hope of change in quality of politics in the country as w . with best wihse
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      AK
      Apr 21, 2017 at 10:44 am
      This survey is very important. This will help in blaming EVMs for losing MCD elections.
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        Rajeev Desai
        Apr 21, 2017 at 9:17 am
        And of course, the survey took place in p.ak..istan actually.... See "ak" there?!
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          Rajeev Desai
          Apr 21, 2017 at 9:15 am
          Such accurate data from a thousand or less survey takers!!!!! Lies from liar party, fake people.....
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            Rajeev Desai
            Apr 21, 2017 at 9:11 am
            And of course, the survey took place in stan actually....
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              sushil chadha
              Apr 21, 2017 at 9:06 am
              HAHAHA
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                ramesh ahuja
                Apr 21, 2017 at 5:12 am
                They know they will loose badly.So new bahaanaa will be given, EVM machines, Climate, media etc.
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                  Rp
                  Apr 21, 2017 at 2:43 am
                  Why not 272 out 272 seats, AAP think the remaining seats EVMS can't be tempered?
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                    Prateik
                    Apr 21, 2017 at 9:04 am
                    AAP did it in embly poll 67/70 right?
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                    raj
                    Apr 20, 2017 at 11:54 pm
                    They said 35 in Goa and got zero. In Punjab,they said 100 and got 20. In Delhi,AAP wont cross 45. Talk to anybody on street,the anger against Krjri can be felt easily. People cant be fooled forever.
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                      Sunny
                      Apr 20, 2017 at 10:55 pm
                      Its like watching Kapil Sharma show... comedy !!! Ashish first tell us about the accuracy of your Punjab and Goa Polls.....
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                        TIHAEwale
                        Apr 20, 2017 at 10:39 pm
                        Ashish where was your survey report of Goa, Rajouri bye election etc, is it because AAP never pays for any service availed
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                          TP Ray
                          Apr 20, 2017 at 10:39 pm
                          ...they are going to lose. After results, they will again say EVMs were mani ted.
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                            Sunny
                            Apr 20, 2017 at 10:56 pm
                            even before the election they have started saying it.... as they are aware of their fate...
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                            Piyush
                            Apr 20, 2017 at 10:28 pm
                            Bhai stop doing weeds...bhaang kha k survey karne nikle the??
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                              Bhadrapati Devi
                              Apr 20, 2017 at 10:11 pm
                              Asish Khaitan survey finding may be true for BJP winning seats. He may commit slip of tongue.
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