LF heading for thumping majority in WB: Poll

The opinion poll forecast 221 seats for the Left Front with 50 per cent share, half a per cent less than 2004 Lok Sabha polls.

india Updated: Apr 14, 2006 17:43 IST

The ruling Left Front is likely to head for a thumping majority in West Bengal where Trinamool-BJP combine would perform poorly and Congress would marginally improve its position as compared to 2001 polls, an opinion conducted for Star News, Star Ananda and Anandabazar Patrika said in New Delhi.

The opinion poll, conducted by AC Nielson, forecast 221 seats for the Left Front with 50 per cent share, half a per cent less than 2004 Lok Sabha polls.

As against this, Trinamool Congress and BJP's seats would be mere 36 with a 30 per cent vote share, despite a positive swing of 1.5 per cent.

Congress and allies are expected to bag 30 seats with 13 per cent voteshare, witnessing a negative swing of 1.5 per cent as compared to the last Lok Sabha elections.

The opinion poll, conducted in 100 constituencies and surveying 20,000 people across the state, found that a majority of people were reasonably happy with the performance of Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Government and the Chief Minister was also the favourite choice for the top post, a Star News release said.

First Published: Apr 14, 2006 17:43 IST