Thanks to the rising popularity of Narendra Modi, the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) is now all set to emerge as the single largest party in the upcoming 2014 Indian general election. If we believe the predictions of a new poll survey, BJP is likely to win close to 162 seats.
As reported by Zee News on October 17, 2013, the ruling Congress party would win only 102 seats. Further, according to the Times Now-CVoter survey, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance would not win enough seats to prove its majority.
While the BJP-led NDA will get 186 seats, the Congress-led UPA will manage to win around 117 seats only. Therefore, several regional parties and independents, who are supposed to win 240 seats, will play the decisive role to form the government post-elections.
Left Front (32), BSP (31), AIADMK (28), SP (25) and Trinamool Congress (23) will decide the fate of the country after the 2014 Lok Sabha election. So, most probably, we are heading toward a hung Parliament in 2014 – with no party or pre-election alliance reaching the majority mark of 272.
According to the survey, BJP will strengthen its position in Rajasthan with some minor gains in other states. However, for Congress, it would be a nightmare to reduce from 33 to just seven in Andhra Pradesh.
The party would suffer similar setbacks in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Kerala.
Nonetheless, with no mention of Aam Aadmi Party, we cannot help but question the veracity of such poll surveys.