NDA may fall 15 seats short of majority, says survey

Updated on Jan 06, 2019 12:03 PM IST

The survey said on Saturday that key to government formation could lie in the hands of ‘others’ who may get 140 seats in a House of 543. ‘Others’ include Samajwadi Party, BSP, AIADMK, Trinamool Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Biju Janata Dal, YSR Congress Party, Left Front, PDP of Mehbooba Mufti, AIUDF of Badruddin Ajmal, AIMIM of Asaduddin Owaisi, INLD, Aam Aadmi Party, JVM(P), AMMK of Tamil Nadu and independent MPs.

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance at the Centre may fall nearly 15 seats short of the magic mark of 272 in the 543-seat Lok Sabha, if elections are held now, says the India TV-CNX opinion poll.(Bloomberg Photo)
The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance at the Centre may fall nearly 15 seats short of the magic mark of 272 in the 543-seat Lok Sabha, if elections are held now, says the India TV-CNX opinion poll.(Bloomberg Photo)
New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance at the Centre may fall nearly 15 seats short of the magic mark of 272 in the 543-seat Lok Sabha, if elections are held now, says the India TV-CNX opinion poll.

According to the survey, conducted between December 15-25 at the fag end of last year in all 543 parliamentary constituencies, the NDA may get 257 seats and the Congress-led UPA (minus SP and BSP) may get 146 seats, far off the magic mark.

The survey was done after the results of assembly polls in five states including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh where Congress has formed governments.

The survey said on Saturday that key to government formation could lie in the hands of ‘others’ who may get 140 seats in a House of 543.

‘Others’ include Samajwadi Party, BSP, AIADMK, Trinamool Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Biju Janata Dal, YSR Congress Party, Left Front, PDP of Mehbooba Mufti, AIUDF of Badruddin Ajmal, AIMIM of Asaduddin Owaisi, INLD, Aam Aadmi Party, JVM(P), AMMK of Tamil Nadu and independent MPs.

NDA includes the ruling BJP, Shiv Sena, Akali Dal, JD(U), Mizo National Front, Apna Dal, Sikkim Democratic Front, LJP of Ramvilas Paswan, NPP of Meghalaya, INRC of Puducherry, PMK and NDPP of Nagaland.

An India TV release said that UPA includes the main opposition Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal, DMK, TDP, Sharad Pawar’s NCP, Devegowda’s JD(S), Ajit Singh’s RLD, National Conference, RSP, JMM, IUML, Kerala Congress (Mani) and RLSP.

The earlier nationwide survey conducted by India TV-CNX in November, before the assembly polls, had given NDA a clear majority with 281 seats, UPA 124, and ‘Others’ 138. Since then there has been a reduction of 24 seats in NDA and an addition of 22 seats in UPA, says the survey.

The survey says that NDA could get 37.15 per cent votes, UPA 29.92 per cent and `others’ 32.93 per cent.

Within the NDA, BJP may win 223 seats, Shiv Sena 8, JD(U) 11, Akali Dal 5, LJP 3, PMK 1, NDPP 1, AINRC 1, NPP 1, SDF 1, Apna Dal 1, and MNF 1.

The survey said that Congress may win 85 seats (almost double that it won in 2014), DMK 21, Lalu Prasad’s RJD 10, NCP 9, JMM 4, JD(S) 4, RLD 2, RLSP 1, RSP 1, IUML 2, TDP 4, JK National Conference 2, and Kerala Congress (M) 1.

Among ‘others’, Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress could get 26 seats, Samajwadi Party 20, Mayawati’s BSP 15, YSR Congress 19, Telangana Rashtra Samithi 16, Biju Janata Dal 13, AIADMK 10, AMMK 4, Left Front 8, Aam Aadmi Party 2, AIUDF 2, PDP 1, JVM (P) 1 and AIMIM 1.

State wise break up of seat prediction is:

 

State wise break up of seat prediction according to India TV-CNX opinion poll
Uttar Pradesh
Party Seats
BJP 40
BSP 15
SP 20
Congress 2
RLD 2
Apna Dal 1
Uttarakhand
Party Seats
BJP 4
Congress 1
Rajasthan
Party Seats
BJP 15
Congress 10
West Bengal
Party Seats
TMC 26
BJP 10
Congress 2
Left Front 4
Odisha
Party Seats
Biju Janata Dal 13
BJP 8
Madhya Pradesh
Party Seats
BJP 18
Congress 11
Chhattisgarh
Party Seats
BJP 5
Congress 6
Punjab
Party Seats
Congress 7
Akali Dal 5
AAP 1
Haryana
Party Seats
BJP 8
Congress 2
Bihar
Party Seats
BJP 13
RJD 10
JD(U) 11
Congress 2
LJP 3
RLSP 1
Jharkhand
Party Seats
BJP 7
JMM 4
Congress 2
JVM(P) 1
Himachal Pradesh
Party Seats
BJP 4
Maharsahtra
Party Seats
BJP 22
Shiv Sena 8
Congress 9
NCP 9
Goa
Party Seats
BJP 1
Congress 1
Tamil Nadu
Party Seats
DMK 21
AIADMK 10
AMMK 4
Congress 3
PMK 1
Andhra Pradesh
Party Seats
YSR Congress 19
TDP 4
Congress 2
Telangana
Party Seats
Telangana Rashtra Samithi 16
AIMIM 1
Karnataka
Party Seats
BJP 15
Congress 9
JD(S) 4
Kerala
Party Seats
Congress 8
Left Front 5
IUML 2
BJP 1
KC(M) 1
RSP 1
Independent 2
Jammu & Kashmir
Party Seats
BJP 2
NC 2
Congress 1
PDP 1
Assam
Party Seats
BJP 12
AIUDF 2
Arunachal Pradesh
Party Seats
BJP 2
Mizoram
Party Seats
MNF 1
Manipur
Party Seats
BJP 2
Meghalaya
Party Seats
Congress 1
NPP 1
Tripura
Party Seats
BJP 1
CPI(M) 1
Nagaland
Party Seats
NDPP 1
NPF 1
Sikkim
Party Seats
SDF 1
Delhi
Party Seats
BJP 5
AAP 1
Congress 1
Chandigarh
Party Seats
BJP 1
Andaman & Nicobar
Party Seats
BJP 1
Dadra Nagar Haveli
Party Seats
BJP 1
Daman & Diu
Party Seats
BJP 1
Lakshadweep
Party Seats
Congress 1
Puducherry
Party Seats
INRC 1

According to the release, research and survey agency CNX gave 54,300 respondents structured questionnaire across 543 parliamentary constituencies, covering 1,086 assembly constituencies, with an average of 100 respondents in each Lok Sabha constituency. Those interviewed included 27,832 males and 26,408 females in the age group 18 to 60 years.

The survey, the release said, covered both residential and business areas, remote and key localities, including upper middle class colonies. It said that the sample respondents came from all walks of life, including cobblers, tailors, barbers, daily wage labourers, small shopkeepers, mechanics, medical practitioners, auto-taxi drivers and real estate dealers.

The next Lok Sabha elections would be held in April-May.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. )

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