In what is called as the semi finals to the upcoming 2019 elections, the Madhya Pradesh elections once again seems to be favouring the ruling BJP and Shivraj Singh Chauhan. The Congress which is fighting an existential crisis is likely to face another jolt under the great leadership of Rahul Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi who has set record for losing most elections, is all set to break his own record in losing more elections.
The survey which was conducted by Times Now showed that BJP was going to retain the Madhya Pradesh for the 4th consecutive time.
In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP is projected to win 142 seats in 2018 polls, 23 seats lesser than the party had won in 2013. The Congress is projected to grab 77 seats, 20 more than it won in 2013 Assembly Elections. The miscellaneous political parties are expected to win 11 seats; in 2013, they won eight seats.
As far as vote share is concerned, the BJP is, as per the survey, likely to get 44 per cent in 2018. In 2013, the vote percentage was 44.87. The Congress is likely to get hold of 35 per cent of vote share; less than what it registered in 2013 (36.37 per cent). Other political parties are likely to register 21 per cent in 2018; in 2013, the vote share was 18.76.
A total of 14,569 respondents participated in the survey conducted from August 16-September 30, 2018. The samples were collected from all 230 Assembly segments and the margin of error is +/- 3 said Times Now Report.
The survey also asked people who was there favourite CM candidate to which BJP’s Shivraj Singh Chauhan gained huge support.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan (BJP): 61 per cent; Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia (Congress): 17 per cent; Digvijaya Singh (Congress): 5 per cent; Kamal Nath (Congress): 6 per cent; Others: 11 per cent
When asked about the basis on which they will cast their vote, 31 per cent of the respondents mentioned the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan, 28 per cent said they will consider the party; 18 per cent – Development; 5 per cent – BJP govt at the Centre; 4 per cent – Caste; 3 per cent – Farm support schemes; 11 per cent – Other reason.
When asked under whose leadership must Congress contest polls, the survey respondents pegged Jyotiraditya Scindia to be the front-runner with 32 per cent voting for him. Digvijaya Singh – 11 per cent; Kamal Nath – 13 per cent; Collective leadership – 10 per cent; Others – 34 per cent Times Now Report.
So, it is very apparent that Congress is again losing a state due to its arrogance, anti Hindu agenda and minority appeasement. Not to forget people are still unable to forget the level of Corruption the Congress was indulged in during the 10 year rule which destroyed India. Having no credible face and responsible leader, Congress is on the verge to collapse in the country and people are fast losing hope on them.