Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections are less than a month away and both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are pushing hard to woo the voters. An opinion poll aired by IndiaTV-CNX last month showed that CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan is likely to get a record fourth term in the state. A second Opinion Poll conducted by IndiaTV-CNX has revealed that the BJP may retain power in Madhya Pradesh, however, it will get less number of seats compared to 2013.
The latest Opinion Poll shows, the BJP, which won 165 seats in 2013 may suffer a loss of 43 seats, and win 122 seats. On the other hand, the Congress is likely to win 95 seats, In 2013, the Congress had won 58 seats. The BSP may win three seats and Others 10 seats.
MP Assembly polls: BJP to get lesser seats than 2013, but will reach majority, predicts IndiaTV-CNX Opinion Poll
In the last India TV-CNX Opinion Poll, the BJP was predicted to win 128 seats while the Congress 85 seats. Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) was expected to win eight seats and Others nine seats in the 230-seat Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections. In the 2013 Assembly poll, the BJP had won 165 seats, while the Congress managed to win just 58 seats. Mayawati's BSP won four seats and others three in the polling for 230-seat state Assembly.
Madhya Pradesh Final Opinion Poll: Highlights
07:01 pm: IndiaTV-CNX Opinion Poll for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, shows the BJP may have slender edge over the Congress. The BJP, which won 165 seats in 2013 may suffer a loss of 43 seats, and win 122 seats. On the other hand, the Congress is likely to win 95 seats, a gain of 37 seats. In 2013, the Congress had won 58 seats. The BSP may win three seats and Others 10 seats.
06:59 pm: The BJP is likely to retain power in Madhya Pradesh with 122 seats. The Congress may get 95 seats. Shivraj Singh Chouhan set for record fourth term, shows IndiaTV-CNX Opinion Poll.
06:47 pm: In Malwa-Nimad region, BJP may get 42 seats, Congress 26, BSP zero, Others four seats, IndiaTV-CNX Opinion poll shows.
06:39 pm: Over 40 per cent people in Madhya Pradesh still prefer incumbent CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, while Congress leader Kamalnath has support of 20.32 per cent of people. Jyotiraditya Scindia favoured by 19.65 per cent people, shows IndiaTV-CNX Opinion Poll
06:27 pm: IndiaTV-CNX Opinion Poll predicts a handsome lead for BJP in Bhopal region. The ruling party is likely to win 13 seats, Congress 12, BSP, Others zero seats.
06:22 pm: In Chambal region, BJP may win 14 seats, Congress 15, BSP 1, Others 4. Congress was winning 12 seats in the previous IndiaTV-CNX Opinion Poll.
06:08 pm: In Mahakoshal region, BJP likely to win 27 seats, Congress 22, Others 1, BSP zero seats.
06:01 pm: IndiaTV-CNX Opinion Poll predicts, BJP slightly ahead in Baghelkhand region. BJP ahead on 26 seats, Congress on 23 seats. BSP ahead on 4 seats. BJP gaining one seat in the region from the last Opinion Poll.
06:00 pm: IndiaTV-CNX Opinion Poll to predict whether Shivraj Singh Chouhan will manage to retain power in Madhya Pradesh on Congress will return to rule after 2003.
Madhya Pradesh will vote on November 28 to elect a new government and stakes are high for both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress.
WATCH: Shivraj has slender edge, may retain power in MP, shows IndiaTV-CNX Opinion Poll