BJP seen crossing 200 mark, Congress dipping to new low

New Delhi :  The national poll projection by C-Voter telecast by TimesNow TV on Thursday night shows the BJP crossing the 200 mark by winning 202 seats on its own and 227 with the help of allies in the Lok Sabha elections.

BJP seen crossing 200 mark, Congress dipping to new low

The ruling Congress is projected to slump to its lowest ever numbers and finish with just 101 seats; the other parties are expected to garner 215 seats, if at all they come together.

The interesting part of the poll projection is a state-wise estimate that shows the BJP gaining in Uttar Pradesh with as many as 34 seats; the Congress drops to just 4 seats while the ruling Samajwadi Party gets 20; Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party bags 21 and Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal 1.  In Bihar, the projection gives 21 seats to the BJP, followed by 12 to Lalu Prasad’s Rashtriya Janata Dal, just five to ruling Janata Dal(U) of Nitish Kumar, and one each to the Congress and the Lok Janshakti Party of Ramvilas Paswan.  In Rajasthan, the BJP is seen as romping home with 21 seats and the Congress a straggler with just five; it is a replay in Madhya Pradesh where the BJP gets 24 and the Congress 5; Chhattisgarh shows the BJP getting 8 seats and the Congress 3.

In Gujarat, the projection is 22 seats to the BJP and 4 to the Congress. The situation may not change in Goa where the BJP and the Congress are expected to get one seat each.

In Maharashtra, the survey gives 14 seats to the BJP, 15 to its ally the Shiv Sena and 2 to the RPI while the Congress strength drops to 8 and that of its ally NCP to 5. In Karnataka, the ruling Congress may get 14 seats, as against the BJP’s 11; two to Janata Dal (S) and a possible one seat to the AAP.

In Delhi, the projection is that the BJP will bag 4 seats and the AAP 3 while the Congress will draw a blank.

In West Bengal, both Congress and the BJP may get one seat each while the Trinamool Congress of Mamata Banerjee is likely to get 24 and the Left 14.  The projections in some other states are: All 5 seats to the BJP in Uttarakhand, 2 seats to the Congress in Punjab while six go to the BJP and 5 to its ally Akali Dal.

In Odisha, the ruling Biju Janata Dal is expected to get 12 seats, as against 7 to the Congress and two to the BJP. The BJP may open its account in Kerala with one seat while the Congress is projected to get 7 and the Left 12.

 In Jharkhand, the BJP is expected to bag 8 and the Congress just 1, while 5 go to ‘others’. In Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP is projected to get 2 seats and the Congress 1, while the state parties bag the remaining 3.

In the Congress-ruled Himachal Pradesh, the BJP may get 3 seats, leaving just one for the Congress. The BJP is projected to get 6 seats and Congress just 1 in another Congress-ruled Haryana and the state parties the remaining three.  There is some consolation for the Congress in Assam where it is expected to get 7 seats, as against 5 to the BJP and 2 to the state party.

A serious set-back is predicted in Congress-ruled Andhra Pradesh where the Congress will slump to 6 seats and the BJP to 2, while the YSR Party will get 13, TDP 10, TRS 10 and MIMIB 1, it is projected.

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