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Cong set for win in three states, may lose MP: Poll

A poll said Cong is set for big win in Delhi and simple majority in R'sthan and Ch'garh but may lose MP.

india Updated: Nov 15, 2003 09:32 IST

Congress is headed for a "crushing" win in Delhi and simple majority in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and may "lose" Madhya Pradesh to BJP, according to a 'Zee News - C Voter survey' in the four states going to Assembly polls on December 1.

The survey shows that Congress is likely to bag 40 to 48 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly polling 49 per cent while the BJP may get 21 to 29 seats polling 36 per cent.

In Chhattisgarh, Congress is expected to take 40 to 48 seats in the 90-member Assembly getting 38 per cent votes with BJP likely to get 34 to 42 seats polling 37 per cent popular votes, according to a release issued by Zee TV.

However, NCP is likely to play the role of spoilsport as it is poised to poll 13 per cent votes bagging four to nine seats and its leader VC Shukla may become the "kingmaker or the king himself," the survey said.

In Rajasthan, the survey gives Congress 107 to 115 seats out of the 200 polling 45 per cent of the popular votes. Even though the vote share of Congress would be static but seats may be down because of a hefty nine per cent swing in favour of BJP.

The opinion poll covered over 12,000 interviews across 245 seats in the last two months. This information was supplemented with more than 4000 interviews across 40 seats in the last seven days, the release said.

First Published: Nov 14, 2003 21:08 IST