The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to return to power in both Maharashtra and Haryana with a massive majority, according to C-Voter and ABP news opinion poll. The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra is predicted to win bag as many 194 seats in the 288-member constituency. Although the survey shows a decent rise in the seat share of the Congress and NCP, but they are expected to be way behind the BJP with just 86 seats.
Looking at the vote share, the BJP-led NDA is expected to garner 47 per cent of total votes as compared to the 39 per cent of Congress and its alliance partner. Others are likely to get 14 per cent votes. Maharashtra has over 8.9 crore eligible voters. The main parties which are in the fray are the BJP, the Shiv Sena, the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
There is no good news for Congress in Haryana either, where the party is likely to be reduced in single digit. According to the survey, the Congress party may get only three seats in Haryana and the ruling BJP is expected to almost clean sweep with 83 of the total 90 Assembly seats. Other parties, including Om Prakash Chautala's INLD, may get four seats.
As far as the vote share is concerned, the pre-poll survey in Haryana has given the BJP 48 per cent votes whereas the Congress is likely to garner 21 per cent of the total votes. The survey predicted other parties may bag 31 per cent votes.
Incumbent Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is leading the race of the most favourite CM candidate with 40 per cent respondants saying they want him back at the helm. Congress leader and former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda was favourite choice of 20 per cent people who took part in the survey. Dushyant Chautala, who recently floated his own Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), was the first choice of 14 per cent people.