ABP Survey: Hung assembly likely in UP; Akhilesh, Maya favourite CMs
Lucknow: A latest survey of a leading news channel has predicted a hung assembly in Uttar Pradesh in the coming polls with Samajwadi Party (SP) emerging as the largest party.
Survey conducted by ABP News-Lokniti and the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) has claimed that people in the poll-bound Uttar Pradesh are slightly inclined towards the Samajwadi Party which has been projected to bag between 141-151 seats, followed by BJP with 124-134 seats and BSP fetching 103-113 seats in the 403-member assembly.
Congress, most likely to win between 8-14 seats, seems nowhere in the race of UP assembly elections despite a vigorous campaign and its strategy of recruiting Prashant Kishore (PK) as its poll strategist.
Interestingly, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party Supremo Mayawati claim the top spot for the Chief Ministerial post with equal per cent of votes at 24 per cent each. BJP’s Rajnath Singh and firebrand leader Yogi Adityanath pocketed 7 per cent and 5 per cent votes respectively.
Meanwhile, only three per cent people in the state want to see Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav as their chief minister, the survey said.
Survey, however, says that if UP goes for the election right now, Samajwadi Party will fetch 30 per cent votes followed by BJP, along with its allies Apna Dal and Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party, becoming the choice of 27 per cent voters.
BSP stands slightly lesser than BJP with 26 per cent voters in its support. Only 5 per cent voters are in support of Congress.