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BJP and AAP neck-to-neck in Delhi, NDA leads in Maharashtra: Survey
Tuesday March 4, 2014 0:00 AM, IANS

The BJP and AAP were neck-to-neck in Delhi for the Lok Sabha elections and the NDA would perform better than UPA in Maharashtra, said an election survey released Monday.

The CNN-IBN CSDS February election tracker said that the alliance between the Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena and Republican Party of India-Athavale may secure between 23 and 29 seats in Maharashtra if elections were held now, while the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliance may secure between 16 and 22 seats.

It said that the Congress-NCP alliance may get 36 percent vote share in Maharashtra and the BJP-SS-RPI alliance may get 42 percent votes.

The Aam Aadmi Party is expected to get five percent votes while the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena may get four percent votes, it said.

"Thirty one percent respondents in Maharashtra prefer (BJP's Narendra) Modi as prime minister (in January tracker, the figure was 40 percent). 16 percent of respondents prefer Rahul Gandhi as PM (up by two percent since January tracker)," a release said.

It said that Aam Aadmi Party's popularity in Delhi has taken slight dip since January but remains strong.

The release said that the AAP may get between two and four seats in Delhi if Lok Sabha elections were held now.

"The tracker projects BJP may get between two and four seats while Congress may end up with one seat in Delhi if Lok Sabha polls were held today," the release said.

It said there was seven percent drop for AAP in Delhi since January and it may secure 35 percent votes if polls were held now.

The survey said BJP's vote share in Delhi since January has risen by six percent and the party may secure 35 percent votes.

The survey projected Congress vote share to be 22 percent. It said there was four percent drop in satisfaction levels with the the AAP government in Delhi since January and 70 percent of respondents were satisfied. The AAP government had resigned last month.

"Forty four percent Delhi respondents say Kejriwal's decision to resign over Jan Lokpal bill was wrong. Forty seven Delhi respondents say corruption had reduced when AAP government was in power in Delhi," it said.

The survey said that 26 percent of respondents want Kejriwal to be prime minister in February compared to 35 percent in January.

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