Witnessing a downfall in its performance in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP is expected to win 21 of the 29 seats in Madhya Pradesh in the upcoming general elections, an opinion poll by News Nation has predicted.
As per the poll data, the BJP is likely to get 41 per cent of the total votes while the Congress may get 35 per cent vote share.
In the last Lok Sabha elections, the BJP had won 26 seats in the state while the Congress had managed to garner only three seats.
In the 2018 assembly elections, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government in the state suffered a major setback at the hands of the Congress.
The Congress, which was locked in a tantalising see-saw battle with the BJP in the state, emerged as the single-largest party with 114 seats. Falling two short of the majority mark of116, the Congress later got the support of Mayawati’s BSP which had won two seats.
Polls for 29 Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh will be held in four phases during April 29-May 19 period.
Six seats – Sidhi, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Mandla, Balaghat and Chhindwara – will go to polls during the first phase on April 29, the CEO said.
The seven seats that would go to polls in the second phase on May 6 are: Tikamgarh, Damoh, Satna, Hoshangabad, Betul, Khajuraho and Rewa.
A total of eight seats, namely Morena, Bhind, Gwalior, Guna, Bhopal, Sagar, Vidisha and Rajgarh will go to polls in the third phase on May 12.
Remaining eight seats that will go to polls in the final phase on May 19 are: Dewas, Ujjain, Mandsaur, Ratlam, Indore, Dhar, Khargone and Khandwa.