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NDA to emerge as biggest poll alliance: survey

india Updated: Feb 14, 2014 01:56 IST
HT Correspondent
Times Now C-Voter

A opinion poll by Times Now C-Voter on Thursday said that the BJP-led NDA will emerge as the biggest alliance in the 2014 general elections with 227 seats while the ruling Congress-led UPA alliance would get just 101 seats in 543 member Lok Sabha.

It would mean that forming the government may not be easy for the NDA as it would fall short of the majority mark of 273 seats in Lok Sabha and the key to form the government may be with other parties who were projected to get 204 Lok Sabha seats, a gain of 34 as compared to 2009 polls.

The poll said the UPA will lose 128 seats whereas the NDA will gain 93 while others would get 32 more MPs in the lower house MPs as compared to 2009.

The Times Now opinion poll is the forth survey since the results of elections to five states were announced in December to forecast a comeback for the BJP-led NDA in the elections. Earlier, surveys by ABP News-Nielson, India Today-C-Voter and CNN-IBN-CSDS had predicted that NDA will emerge as the biggest alliance in Lok Sabha.

In politically important Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has been projected to emerge as the leading party with 34 seats, followed by BSP with 21 and Samajwadi Party with 20.

The Congress, which has 22 MPs from the state, is expected to just get four MPs. In another politically important state, Bihar, the polls says the BJP would improve its mark. The BJP is also expected to retain its seats in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.