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BJP expects to win extra seats in Gujarat than forecast in opinion ballot

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BJP expects to win more seats in Gujarat than forecast in opinion poll

By IANS

AHMEDABAD: The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) appears all set to comb the forthcoming Assembly elections in Gujarat scheduled to be held in two phases on December 1 and 5, in response to an unique CVoter-ABP Gujarat Opinion Poll carried out to gauge in style perceptions and voting intent of grownup residents within the state.

According to the opinion ballot, the BJP is projected to win between 131 and 139 seats within the 182-member Gujarat Assembly. In the earlier Assembly polls in 2017, the BJP had gained 99 seats. The Congress’ tally is predicted to drop precipitously from 77 seats in 2017 to between 31 and 39 seats this time.

The shock bundle is the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which is projected to win between 7 and 15 seats. As a celebration, AAP was non-existent in Gujarat within the 2017 elections. The survey hinted that AAP goes to eat a big share of Congress votes within the upcoming elections.

Commenting on the opinion ballot, Gujarat BJP chief spokesperson Yamal Vyas instructed IANS, “We are expecting even more seats than what has been projected in the survey. And as far as the AAP is concerned, it will draw a blank in Gujarat.”

On the opposite, Congress and AAP dismissed the opinion ballot, claiming that it’s only meant to mislead the voters.

Congress spokesman Amit Nayak instructed IANS, “Opinion polls have proven to be wrong a number of times in the past. BJP has brought AAP and AIMIM to Gujarat to divide anti-incumbency votes. But this time its strategy will fail, as people have started realising that AAP is the ‘B’ team of BJP. Contrary to the opinion poll, Congress will come to power in Gujarat by winning at least 125 seats.”

AAP spokesman Yogesh Jadvani instructed IANS, “Thrice in Delhi and once in Punjab, people have proved that these surveys can be completely wrong, and this will be repeated in Gujarat elections too, as people have decided to change the state government.”

If AAP is getting 20 per cent vote share, as predicted by the opinion ballot, there’s each risk that it’ll dent the ruling occasion’s (BJP) vote share too, mentioned political analyst Dilip Gohil.

While early indications are that BJP is benefitting so much from AAP’s presence, issues can change, he added.

AHMEDABAD: The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) appears all set to comb the forthcoming Assembly elections in Gujarat scheduled to be held in two phases on December 1 and 5, in response to an unique CVoter-ABP Gujarat Opinion Poll carried out to gauge in style perceptions and voting intent of grownup residents within the state.

According to the opinion ballot, the BJP is projected to win between 131 and 139 seats within the 182-member Gujarat Assembly. In the earlier Assembly polls in 2017, the BJP had gained 99 seats. The Congress’ tally is predicted to drop precipitously from 77 seats in 2017 to between 31 and 39 seats this time.

The shock bundle is the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which is projected to win between 7 and 15 seats. As a celebration, AAP was non-existent in Gujarat within the 2017 elections. The survey hinted that AAP goes to eat a big share of Congress votes within the upcoming elections.

Commenting on the opinion ballot, Gujarat BJP chief spokesperson Yamal Vyas instructed IANS, “We are expecting even more seats than what has been projected in the survey. And as far as the AAP is concerned, it will draw a blank in Gujarat.”

On the opposite, Congress and AAP dismissed the opinion ballot, claiming that it’s only meant to mislead the voters.

Congress spokesman Amit Nayak instructed IANS, “Opinion polls have proven to be wrong a number of times in the past. BJP has brought AAP and AIMIM to Gujarat to divide anti-incumbency votes. But this time its strategy will fail, as people have started realising that AAP is the ‘B’ team of BJP. Contrary to the opinion poll, Congress will come to power in Gujarat by winning at least 125 seats.”

AAP spokesman Yogesh Jadvani instructed IANS, “Thrice in Delhi and once in Punjab, people have proved that these surveys can be completely wrong, and this will be repeated in Gujarat elections too, as people have decided to change the state government.”

If AAP is getting 20 per cent vote share, as predicted by the opinion ballot, there’s each risk that it’ll dent the ruling occasion’s (BJP) vote share too, mentioned political analyst Dilip Gohil.

While early indications are that BJP is benefitting so much from AAP’s presence, issues can change, he added.