Congress will get majority in Punjab, says poll survey

Punjab Polls
Former chief minister of the Indian state of Punjab and Congress Party candidate for Amritsar’s parliamentary seat Amarinder Singh (C) addresses supporters during an election campaign rally at Khasa village, some 25 kms from Amritsar, on April 3, 2014. India, the world’s biggest democracy, announced the start of national elections on April 7 that are expected to bring Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi to power on a platform of economic revival. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

New Delhi, Jan 31 : The Congress would get absolute majority in the Punjab assembly elections, while AAP would finish second, a pre-poll survey telecast by India Today TV said on Tuesday.

According to the survey conducted by Axis APM and India Today Group, the Congress is projected to get 60-65 seats in the February 4 Punjab elections.

The poll survey gave 41 to 44 seats to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a new entrant in the Punjab polls.

The survey said the ruing Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP alliance would get 11 to 15 seats. The survey gave zero to two seats to others.

According to the vote share projection of the pre-poll survey, the Congress is projected to get 37 per cent of the total votes, while AAP would get 34 per cent votes in the state.

The SAD-BJP alliance would get 25 per cent vote share and others would get 5 per cent votes.

Punjab will elect its new 117-seat assembly on February 4.

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