With the Lok Sabha elections 2019 inching closer, Republic TV and CVoter have presented the National Approval Ratings to give complete national picture as to who will win if polls are held in September 2018. In the crucial state of Karnataka which is where the entire grumble and rumble of the Mahagathbandhan began, here's how the numbers look like:
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Historically, since 2004, the BJP has maintained a strong lead in Karnataka in the General Elections, no matter the political dispensation in the state. Given that the BJP is projected to lead in the state with 18 seats in 2019, doesn’t neither Rahul Gandhi’s declaration of interest to be PM in Karnataka this May, nor the symbolic Mahagathbandhan have been able to break the BJPs 14 year streak?
2018 has been a blockbuster year so far as far as the political landscape of India is concerned. While BJP managed to form government in 3 states this year, either in alliance or on its own, gaining a massive lead over the Opposition, the Congress, by forming government in Karnataka by tying up with the JDS, saved itself from being out of power in all large states, save for Punjab. Out of 4 states, which went to polls this year, BJP has its government on its own in Tripura and with alliance partners in two states, namely, Meghalaya (with National People’s Party), Nagaland (with Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party), whereas the Congress managed to form government in Karnataka with JDS as its alliance partner.
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.