National Approval Ratings: With Two Seats Up For Grab, It's One Each For NDA & UPA In Goa

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. With 2 seats up for grabs in Goa and Manohar Parrikar returning, there is no change in the seat share.

  • The 2 seats up for grabs in Goa have been distributed among the BJP and the Congress equally with both getting one seat each.
  • However it is interesting to note that the Congress’s vote share has once again increased from 37.7% in October to 38.3 % in November which means that the Congress has got an increase of 0.6% in their vote share and the BJP’s vote share has once again declined from 44 % in October to 43.8% in November -- although very dismal and with the return of Manohar Parrikar things can only get interesting   
  • The projected 1 seat for BJP and 1 Congress status would mean going back to the seat-sharing mechanism of 2009 and 2004, where the both the Congress and the BJP held an equal number of seats

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.