Ahead of the Assembly polls, which will be held in 2019, Republic TV, in association with CVoter, has come with the National Approval Ratings to bring forward the mood of the nation in the present time. The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is presently in power in the centre, as well as 21 states, either alone or through a coalition of NDA.
In the Union Territory of Chandigarh, it seems a repeat of 2014 is on cards.
In the previous general elections, BJP won the only seat from the UT, with a vote share of 42.2%. Congress and AAP, the two other major parties who fought the elections, drew blank.
Everything is expected to remain the same in the state, except for the vote share. BJP will lose a mere 0.2%, ending with 42% of vote share. Congress will leap from 26.8% to 28.9%, while the others will be the biggest gainers, growing from 7% in 2014 to 16.3%. The losers of the coming elections look set to be AAP, who had won a healthy 24% in 2014, but is expected to win a mere 12.8% this time around.
In a fiery face of between the BJP, Congress and AAP. The present projections forsee a status quo scenario with the BJP retaining the solo Chandigarh seat it won in 2014.
While the BJP is set to reclaim it's Chandigarh seat, its voteshare is slated to decline by a meagre 0.2% , which is commendable given that 5 years later the BJP is managing to keep its voteshare at 42% in Chandigarh.
(The results of 2019 Lok Sabha elections may or may not reflect the results or scenarios of the state assembly elections, nevertheless, to establish where we stand at present, Republic TV and CVoter has presented the National Approval Ratings.)