The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is expected to see significant gains in its seat count in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections post the IAF air strike in Pakistan, according to India-TV CNX Opinion poll. Before the air strikes, NDA was projected to get 255 Lok Sabha seats, which has now gone up to 285 seats. This points at a potential gain of 30 seats for the NDA, the survey said. Where NDA's tally has increased, UPA's graph is seeing a downward decline. UPA was earlier projected to get 144 seats, and has now gone down to 126. This shows a potential loss of 18 seats for the UPA. Others, who were projected to get 144 seats, are now done to 132.
In Uttar Pradesh, NDA was projected to get 29 seats our of total 80 but it now looks to gain another 12 seats. This takes its total tally in Uttar Pradesh to 41. Mahagathbandhan was expected to get 49 seats in the states, however after the air strikes its tally seems to be going down to 35. UPA has shown a possible gain of two seats after the air strikes. It was standing with two seats in the survey before air strikes, however now it looks to get four seats.
In Maharashtra, NDA was earlier projected to be getting 30 seats out of the total 48, but now the tally seems to be going up to 32. According to India TV-CNX Opinion Poll before IAF air strikes, UPA was getting 18 seats in the state. However in the survey post air strikes, it now seems to be losing two seats.
In Bihar, NDA was earlier projected to get 27 seats, now it seems to be going up to 30. UPA is going down from 13 to 10 seats.
As many as 38,600 respondents took part in the India TV-CNX Opinion Poll. These included 20,455 males and 18,145 females. The survey was conducted in 193 parliamentary constituencies, which were picked from all the states and Union Territories. The data was collected from March 1 to March 7. The margin of error in the India TV-CNX Opinion poll stands at 2.5 per cent.