Poll Survey: Post-family tussle SP slides to 3rd spot in UP
Lucknow: A latest poll survey has projected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to be emerged as the single largest party in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections if polls were held today. The survey has given BJP around 170 seats in the 403-member house, though short of majority.
The survey conducted by India Today TV - Axis keeps the Mayawati led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) at number two position with 115-124 seats followed by the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) with 94-103 seats. The ruling party in UP has been shown as facing a strong anti-incumbency wave.
Meanwhile, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's Khat Panchayat, Sheila Dikshit as CM face and the entry of poll strategist Prashant Kishor (PK) apparently failed to woo voters as the party likely to win just eight to 12 seats in the upcoming state elections, as a major set back as of today.
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Other major points in the survey:
- 31 per cent of voters want BSP Supremo Mayawati as the Chief Minister's face followed by Akhilesh Yadav with 26 per cent votes.
- Over 30 per cent voters agreed that Modi government at the Centre had failed to fulfil the promises it made during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
- The support base of BJP is backed by 44 per cent of Non-Yadav Other Backward Castes (OBCs).
- The forward castes are shown strongly with the party as 61 per cent of the sample voters were inclined towards it.
- SP still remains the first choice among Muslims with 58 per cent said to be going with it as compared to 21 per cent with Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party.
- BJP's inroads into Dalit bastion does not seem to fructify as 71 of Dalits reaffirmed their allegiance with the BSP.
- Twelve parameters were taken into account to ask questions about the performance of SP government in the state.
- As many as 59 per cent expressed dissatisfaction over the development in the state while less than one third were in the favour.
BSP rejects the survey
The senior BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui discarded the findings of the survey saying it looked a sponsored one of the BJP. The kind of situation prevailed in the state, Mayawati is the first choice as the CM and the BSP as the largest party which will regain majority in coming UP asembly elections.
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