National Approval Ratings: In Chhattisgarh, NDA Likely To Acquire 10 Out The Total 11 Seats

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

With the Lok Sabha elections 2019 inching closer, Republic TV and CVoter have presented the National Approval Ratings to give a complete national picture as to who will win if polls are held on November 1, 2018. Chhattisgarh holds the key to 11 seats and becomes even more relevant in light of the upcoming elections. Here's the projection for the state:

  • In Chhattisgarh, seat share wise we see a return to the status quo of 2014 with 10 seats pegged to be with the NDA and 1 with the Congress party
  • Last month, we saw a minor alteration in the numbers with the BJP projected to lose one seat and the Congress directly gaining it - but that appears to be a temporary movement in light of the fast-changing sentiments on the ground the poll-bound state
  • While the BJP may have recovered from the projected decline last month, the Congress is projected to have lost 1 seat in Chhattisgarh in the last month
  • Given the fact that Rahul Gandhi tried to make Panama an issue in the last 30 days and the Congress has in the last month lost not just 1 seat but also 1.7% of the vote share, is there a shred of doubt that Rahul Gandhi is picking the wrong issues?
  • Considering the fact that the BJP is slated to pick up 10 out of 11 seats, despite state and Centre being BJP governments--  are these numbers indicative of lack of any anti-incumbency or are they indicative of a lack of credible Opposition in the state?

Read: National Approval Ratings LIVE: In Electorally Critical November, Will BJP, Congress Or Mahagathbandhan Win If General Elections Are Held Today? All Predictions From The Biggest Poll Here

2018 has been a blockbuster year so far as far as the political landscape of India is concerned. With the countdown to the all-important 2019 Lok Sabha polls on, and with critical assembly elections in five states due in the next few weeks, November may just be the most important month in terms of deciding who will come up trumps in the general elections. Even as the Prime Minister dedicated the world's tallest statue -- the Statue of Unity -- to the nation on the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and a few days before that, commemorated Subhash Chandra Bose and the 75th anniversary of the Azad Hind Government, a massive war of words was triggered over appropriation of freedom icons. Additionally, the Supreme Court has delayed its hearings in the Ayodhya dispute, and will only decide in January when the hearings will take place. This has caused many among the pro-Mandir bent-of-mind, including the RSS, VHP and Hindu Mahasabha, to push the government to do whatever it can to build the Ram Mandir, with an ordinance on the matter the most frequently stated solution. In the last month has seen heated polemics over the events at the CBI, with the government acting on the CVC's recommendation to send the two top-most officers at India's premier investigative agency -- Rakesh Asthana and Alok Verma -- on leave after they had both accused the other of corruption.

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.



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