Piyush Goyal's own survey predicts about 300 seats for BJP in Lok Sabha elections 2019
Updated:  Nov 18, 2018, 09:00 AM
Union minister Piyush Goel alleged that he conducted a survey of over 5.4 lakh respondents across the country and the results revealed that the BJP will win between 297-303 seats in the next year's Lok Sabha polls.
Goel said he had conducted the same survey in 2013 for 2014 LS polls and it was right.
For the 2019 elections, the survey was conducted out in August-September, he said.
Union minister said, "I'm happy to share that the BJP looks to be between 297-303 seats by itself in the 2019 elections".
The survey was not done by BJP but by a private agency, generally used by media houses said Goel. He also said that in this year's survey, there were 5.4 lakh respondents, which was unheard of number in any such survey in the world.
India TV-CNX also conducted a nationwide survey which says that the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ alliance of non-BJP parties, if it at all materialises, can reduce the ruling party BJP’s strength in Parliament.
If the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ of non-BJP parties does not materialize in UP, the BJP may win 55 out of total 80 seats, BSP 9, SP 9, Congress 5, RLD one and Apnal Dal one. Vote share, in that case, could be BJP 39.19 pc, BSP 20 pc, SP 20.55 pc and Congress 11.91 pc.
In 2014 Lok Sabha polls BJP had won 71, SP had won 5, Congress had won 2 and Apna Dal had won 2 seats in UP out of a total of 80 seats.
In the 2014 LS polls, TMC had won 34 seats, BJP 2, Left Front 2 and Congress 4 seats. Vote share-wise, TMC’s vote share from dip from 39.79 pc in 2014 to 36.2 pc this time, while BJP’s vote share may rise from 17.02 pc in 2014 to 27.77 pc this time.
In Odisha, which has 21 Lok Sabha seats, the ruling Biju Janata Dal may get 16 seats, leaving the remaining five seats to BJP. In the 2014 LS polls, BJD had won 20 seats leaving the remaining seat to BJP. Congress could not win a single seat.
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