With only four months away for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it is time to count down to the polls.
The Lok Sabha elections are less than five months away, and the mood in each state of the country is buzzing with speculations on how parties will fare there.
Republic TV, in association with CVoter, has released the National Approval Ratings to get a snapshot of the mood of the nation and answer the question: What would happen if results were held today?
In Odisha, where Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has always done well in the assembly elections, it will be interesting to see how the party will do in the Lok Sabha.
There has been a huge shift in terms of both vote share and seat-share since 2014.
Out of the 21 seats, the BJP is projected to win 12 seats, leaving BJD with just nine. Congress will be left empty-handed in the state.
BJP was projected to win 15 seats, leaving BJD with just six and Congress with zero seats.
In the October edition of the National Approval Ratings, BJD was projected to win six seats with a vote share of 31.6 per cent. The BJP, which had won just one seat in 2014, was projected to win 13 seats with a vote share of 39.6 percent. Congress was predicted to win two seats with a vote share of 23.5 percent.
The dynamics for Odisha did not change much in November, with only seat exchanged. BJD remained on six seats, but increased its vote share to 33.3 percent. The BJP lost one vote and the Congress gained from it, leaving the two parties with 12 and 3 seats respectively.
(The results of the 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.)