With Madhya Pradesh going to the polls in just over a week, and with both PM Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi campaigning hard, Monday's PradeepPollPulse has attempted to gauge what the prevailing sentiment on the ground is, and how much of an effect the heavyweights' speeches and campaign rallies are likely to have.
Jan Ki Baat founder and CEO Pradeep Bhandari, who has crisscrossed the poll-bound states, and his team were on hand on a day when the Prime Minister campaigned in a Congress bastion, Chhindwara, and a BJP bastion, Indore.
Speaking to the people in both areas -- Indore is represented by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in the lower house while Chhindwara is similarly represented by Kamal Nath -- they got answers to questions both before and after the Prime Minister's rally, and also found out what the voters' concerns are ahead of the Vidhan Sabha polls.
While some to-be-voters were clear that they would vote for the BJP, others disagreed among themselves over the kind of work that has been done in the state by the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led government. Girls' education emerged as a key voting criteria, as did the strength and upgrades received by the security forces, PM Modi's ability be relatable, and his one-vs-one edge over Rahul Gandhi.
Watch in the video above what the impact of the Prime Minister's rallies is likely to be and Pradeep's takeaway, for the election to 230 constituency seats that is to take place on November 28.