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BJP edges out Congress in Delhi and Maharashtra

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 03, 2014
First Published: 22:11 IST(3/3/2014) | Last Updated: 02:04 IST(4/3/2014)

The growing dissatisfaction among Delhiites with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) since January notwithstanding, if Lok Sabha elections were to be held on Monday, the party could give a tough fight to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Capital, according to a CNN-IBN – CSDS election tracker.

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The tracker projects that AAP may get between two and four seats in Delhi and so might the BJP, while Congress may end up with one of the seven seats.

In Maharashtra, however, the BJP-Shiv Sena-Republican Party of India alliance seems to be well ahead of the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party combine. According to projections, the former may secure between 23 and 29 seats, while the latter may secure between 16 and 22 seats.

The survey conducted across Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh between February 17 and 23 questioned 9,104 voters. The findings from the other states will be released shortly.

The findings indicate that BJP's Narendra Modi remains the top PM choice in Maharashtra, though his popularity has dipped in the last one month, while Congress' Rahul and Sonia Gandhi have gained ground.

In Delhi Rahul has improved his ratings and Modi has overtaken AAP's Arvind Kejriwal.

Most people, particularly middle and upper classes, said Kejriwal's decision to resign over the jan lokpal was wrong.


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