BJP expected to win 170-183 seats in UP polls: India Today survey

While Mayawati's BSP is likely to bag 115-124 seats, the incumbent Samajwadi Party is expected to win 94-103 seats in polls for the 403-member Uttar Pradesh Assembly.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 14, 2016 6:41 pm
up elections, up polls, uttar pradesh elections, uttar pradesh polls, bjp, congress, sheila dikshit, up BJP, bsp, sp, samajwadi party, mayawati, akhilesh yadav In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP had won a landslide 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.

The BJP is expected to win 170-183 seats in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, to be held next year, according to the India Today-Axis Opinion Poll. While Mayawati’s BSP is likely to bag 115-124 seats, the incumbent Samajwadi Party is expected to win 94-103 seats in polls for the 403-member Uttar Pradesh Assembly. The survey says that the Congress, which announced Sheila Dikshit as its chief ministerial candidate in UP, will barely make it to double digits. However, if the opinion poll turns out to be true, UP will surely have a hung assembly.

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Mayawati most favoured CM

While 31 per cent of respondents wanted Mayawati as their Chief Minister, 27 per cent were satisfied with incumbent Akhilesh Yadav. Surprisingly, just one percent wanted to see Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh as the chief minister. The survey brought huge disappointment for Congress, which has not ruled Uttar Pradesh for 27 years, as only two percent voted for Priyanka Gandhi and one percent for Sheila Dikshit.

Senior BJP leader and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who has also been a former Chief Minister of the state, was the choice of 18 percent respondents while his party colleague Yogi Adityanath got support of 14 percent participants.

Rahul can still revive Congress

BJP’s Congress-fee campaign did not find much support in the state as 54 per cent said they do not agree with the idea of a Congress-Mukt India. Twenty nine per cent of the respondents backed the BJP while 17 per cent were not sure. Perhaps, it seems, Rahul Gandhi’s Kisan Yatra that concluded last week have struck a chord with voters in Uttar Pradesh as 38 per cent of those surveyed said the 46-year-old is the Congress’s best bet to revive the party in the state.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP had won a landslide 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. The Congress was reduced to two seats with Sonia Gandhi and her vice-president son Rahul Gandhi retaining their respective constituencies.

Development not Ram temple

A massive 88 per cent believe development will be the main issue in the upcoming elections. The contentious issues of Ram temple in Ayodhya or cow protection garnered three and one per cent approval respectively. Nine per cent of the respondents said the performance of the Modi government is the biggest BJP issue for them.

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    Amit
    Feb 9, 2017 at 5:35 pm
    Nitish is blind supporter of modiji
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      Mukesh choudhary
      Feb 11, 2017 at 6:01 am
      Only Modi Nmo Nmo...
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        Gopal yadav
        Jan 23, 2017 at 6:58 am
        Bihar Vale ko pucho bjp nahi ane she kitna nukshan he up me logo ko samjdari dikhani ki jarurat he central me bjo he air up me bjo sarkar banti he to up ko bada labha hoga samjdari dikha be ja samay he bhailog bjo ko Lana hi an hamari akalmadi he
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          kapil rajput
          Feb 12, 2017 at 4:00 am
          235
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            kapil rajput
            Feb 12, 2017 at 4:01 am
            Bjp
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              kapil rajput
              Feb 12, 2017 at 4:02 am
              Bjp must win u.p election
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                Salman ali
                Mar 1, 2017 at 5:54 pm
                Asad uddin owaisi zindabad AIMIM ZINDABAD vote for kite
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                  Salman ali
                  Mar 1, 2017 at 5:56 pm
                  Vote for development vote of kite lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;AIMIM ZINDABAD
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                    Nisha
                    Feb 19, 2017 at 6:01 pm
                    Bjp should win
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                      Piyush
                      Mar 8, 2017 at 11:30 am
                      The primary reason for having a psedo economic model by Nehru was to facilitate bribery by the Pvt companies to public sector / Govt departments and therefore fund elections. So it is no big deal that Congress promoted Public Sectors, which was to give benefits to itself... Ponder over this Mr Ramamurthy and you will understand the BIG GAME that was pla on the gullible Indian poce, which is still struggling to have a decent life .........
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                        Rohan Sharma
                        Mar 2, 2017 at 4:53 pm
                        There are people for whom religion comes first and nation doesn't matter at all, we know all of them, let them vote for Pappu and Akhilesh....They are super fellow and no one can make them understand that what is developed... they are senseless.... All real Indians(Hindu) will vote for Modi only...And we will have no gunda raj and no family Govt in UP... Har har Modi!!!! Lets be united for BJP..
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                          Dileep kumar
                          Feb 11, 2017 at 1:08 am
                          Bjp 240
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                            RAMAMURTHY
                            Mar 8, 2017 at 8:01 am
                            in 60 Year Congress developed public sector, company. Like Banks. BEML, BEL, HAL, HMT, ITI, BHEL, now modi govt, how many public sector companies opned please, update me, in KGF BEML Factory selling to Ambani, this is the development of modi, : he is developing only swamiji : like Ramdev Baba and Sri Sri Ravishankar Prasad, Ramdev baba is only yoga guru earlier. now whatever the products are there everything is Ramdev baba name how,
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                              RAMAMURTHY
                              Mar 8, 2017 at 8:04 am
                              modi was 3 times in Gujarat CM. middel cl people what developed, and per day sikll labour payment Rs, 120/- in gujarat. why
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                                akash singh
                                Jan 17, 2017 at 4:34 pm
                                BJP IS COME IN UP..
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                                  Ajay Sharma
                                  Mar 8, 2017 at 2:20 pm
                                  BJP 300 in up
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                                    akash kumar
                                    Feb 10, 2017 at 4:32 pm
                                    BJP WIN 220
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                                      Akbar
                                      Mar 7, 2017 at 7:28 pm
                                      All surveys are fake 'coz all the surveys will get win BJP but actual win will b of SP
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                                        r ramesh
                                        Jan 30, 2017 at 5:17 pm
                                        I am really happy with the opinion poll on one count. i.e Ram Temple in Ayodhaya and cow protection got 3% and 1% respectively. Atleast after reading this, Amit shah or BJP will not talk about Ram Temple.
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                                          Anand
                                          Mar 2, 2017 at 9:13 pm
                                          Religion is the opium of the mes. Thank God i'am a Dravidian first and my religion comes next. Hinduism was the reason for having Dravidian parties in Tamil Nadu. Every Child in Tamil Nadu first learns "Aram Saiya Virumbu" means... "Learn to have good deeds" Humans are humans and they cannot be divided by cast... Hinduism cannot be a solution.
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                                            dilip
                                            Mar 6, 2017 at 9:00 am
                                            lol
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