Rahul Gandhi and Bhupesh Baghel at an event in Raipur. (File Photo: PTI)
The Congress party is likely to extend its winning streak in Lok Sabha Elections by winning seven out 11 parliamentary seats in Chhattisgarh, predicts News Nation opinion poll. On the other hand, BJP, which was in power in the state since 2003, will have to satisfy with just four seats. In 2014, the BJP had won 10 seats while the Congress got just one.
In terms of vote share, the Congress will get 46 per cent votes and the BJP will poll 41 per cent votes. In 2014, the BJP had won 49 per cent vote share while the Congress could get 38 per cent votes.
Earlier, the Congress - which was out of power in Chhattisgarh since 2003 - made a stunning comeback 2018 Assembly elections and completely decimated the BJP under the leadership of Raman Singh.
The Congress won 68 seats in the 90-member strong Chhattisgarh Assembly, while the BJP was reduced to 15 seats only. The Ajit Jogi-BSP alliance won the remaining 7 seats in the Assembly. The Congress received the support of 61,44,192 voters in these elections which is about 43 per cent of the total votes polled, on the other hand, the BJP got the backing of 47,07,141 voters in the elections i.e. 33 per cent of the total votes polled in the state.
The Ajit Jogi-led Janata Congress Chhattisgarh received 10,86,581 votes in the state which is close to 7.6 per cent of the total votes. Jogi's alliance partner, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) also impressed the experts with its performance in the state. It garnered 5,52,313 votes with 3.9 per cent vote share.
In the 2013 Assembly elections, the BJP had received 53,65,272 votes with a share of 41.04 per cent and the Congress had received 52,67,698 votes with a share of 40.29 per cent of votes.