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. With 2 seats up for grabs in Goa and Manohar Parekar taking ill, there is a lot of anticipation as to Goa’s fate. As of now, it seems as though out of the 2 seats, 1 will go to the BJP and the other to the Congress so the Parekar factor may be of some impact for the BJP. Take a look:
FACTOID: Since 1999, every time the Goa seats have split between the Congress and the BJP, it is the Congress which has won at the centre. While that may be a statistic, with just 2 seats at play it will be hard to take it as. a referendum.
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.