Despite 15 years of anti-incumbency, Shivraj Singh Chouhan is likely to get a record fourth term in Madhya Pradesh, India TV-CNX Opinion Poll shows. However, the saffron party is likely to get less number of seats than what it got in the last Assembly elections in 2013. 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.
For the BJP, Assembly elections in five states, including Madhya Pradesh, are being seen as a litmus test for the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. For the Congress, it would be a big test for Rahul Gandhi's leadership.
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According to India TV-CNX Opinion Poll, the BJP may win 128 seats while the Congress may manage to come first on 85 seats. Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is expected to win eight seats and Others nine seats in the 230-seat Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections.
07:01 pm: Despite 15 years of anti-incumbency, Shivraj Singh Chouhan appears set to retain power in Madhya Pradesh will full majority. The BJP may get 128 seats, Congress 85, BSP 8 and Others 9, IndiaTV-CNX Opinion Poll shows
07:00 pm: The BJP is likely to suffer heavy damage in Malwa-Nimar region. The BJP is likely to get 45 seats, 16 less than what it got in 2013.
06:57 pm: Unemployment has emerged as the single largest issue facing the state as 29 per cent people said Shivraj government has failed in providing jobs. About 27 per cent people consider development as the biggest issue, 12 per cent corruption. Similarly, 11 per cent see sky rocketing price of petrol, diesel as the biggest challenge in front of the government.
06:51 pm: About 30 per cent people consider Shivraj Singh Chouhan's work as very good, 11 per cent see it as good and 16 per cent consider that Shivraj has done average work. On the other hand, 22 per cent said Shivraj has done poor work.
WATCH: IndiaTV-CNX Opinion Poll on Madhya Pradesh Elections 2018
06:41 pm: IndiaTV-CNX Opinion Poll found that Shivraj Singh Chouhan still remains the most favoured CM face. While 41 per cent people want Shivraj Singh as Madhya Pradesh's CM, 22 per cent support Congress' Jyotiraditya Scindia. Kamal Nath has support of 18 per cent people. Only one per cent want Digivijaya Singh as the CM.
06:40 pm: Opinion poll of 158 seats so far shows the BJP gaining a handsome lead over the Congress. The BJP may get 83 seats, Congress 61, BSP 8 and Others 6.
06:35 pm: Out of 52 seats in Baghelkhand region, the BJP may suffer a loss of nine seats in 2018 Assembly elections. The BJP is likely to get 25 seats, Congress 21, BSP 4, Others 2.
06:31 pm: Women safety is of prime concern. Farmers are suffering in the state. Shivraj Singh Chouhan government has failed to all fronts, says Congress leader Shobha Oza
06:15 pm: In Chambal region, BJP is likely to win 15 seats, a loss of five seats from 2013. BSP may win four seats, a gain of two seats from last Assembly elections. The Congress may get 12 seats in the region.
06:10 pm: In Bhopal region, the BJP seems to be losing 5 seats this time. The saffron party is likely to win 12 seats. In 2013, it had won 17 seats. The Congress may get 10 seats, last time it had got just four seats in Bhopal region.
06:05 pm: IndiaTV-CNX Opinion Poll shows BJP likely to get 31 seats and the Congress 18 in Mahakoshal region of Madhya Pradesh. During 2013 Assembly elections, the BJP had won 33 seats , while the Congress bagged 16. BJP
06:01 pm: Over 10,000 people participated in the Opinion Poll conducted by IndiaTV-CNX in Madhya Pradesh.
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.