Rajasthan assembly elections: Survey suggests Congress to get clear majority, Sachin Pilot leading CM face

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New Delhi, Nov 1 : The Congress is likely to unseat the BJP in the upcoming Assembly Elections in Rajasthan, according to a news channel’s pre-poll survey. In another survey, Sachin Pilot emerged as an alternative to Vasundhara Raje.

Rajasthan is scheduled to go to the polls in a single phase Assembly Election on December 7 and counting of votes is slated to take place on December 11. Rajasthan has 200 Assembly seats.

The survey was telecast on Thursday on India TV. Times Now-CNX Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018 pre-poll survey was conducted in 67 constituencies.

Sixty-five per cent participants expressed dissatisfaction over the way the Rajasthan government led by Vasundhara Raje handled the Padmavati controversy. When asked who should be the next Rajasthan CM, Sachin Pilot emerged as an alternative to Vasundhara Raje.

In the 200-seat Rajasthan assembly, Congress may win 110 to 120 seats, while the Bhartiya Janata Party may win 70 to 80 seats. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) may win 1 to 3 seats, while others may win 7 to 9 seats, the survey said.

The ‘Others’ include Rashtriya Loktantra Party, Bharat Vahini Party and the Independents.

In the last assembly polls in Rajasthan in 2013, BJP had won 163, Congress had won 21, BSP had won 3 and Others had won 13 seats. Polling in Rajasthan will be held on December 7. The results will be announced on December 11.

The pre-poll survey was conducted between October 16 and 29 with the participation of 8,040 people.

“The results are subject to a margin of error of 2.5 per cent,” India TV said in a statement.

According to Times Now-CNX: Thirty-five per cent survey respondents mentioned employment as the biggest issue in the upcoming state elections, while 27 per cent said development was the key issue.

How would you rate Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s performance? 48 per cent respondents called it ‘poor’. 35 per cent rated her performance as ‘Good’, 12 per cent ‘Average’, 5 per cent ‘Can’t Say’.

While 45 per cent respondents said the Bharat Vahini Party (BVP), which was formed by former BJP leader Ghanshyam Tiwari will hurt the party the most in these elections.

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