The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will retain Madhya Pradesh and have an edge in Chhattisgarh while the Congress will return to power Rajasthan in the upcoming Assembly polls, a poll survey predicted on Monday.
As per a survey by WarRoom Strategies, which was broadcast by English news channel Times Now, the BJP is likely to win 142 out of the total 230 seats in Madhya Pradesh in the coming elections. The BJP is likely to lose 23 seats which it won in 2013.
The Congress is likely to get 77 seats which will be 20 more than it won in 2013 Assembly elections. According to the survey other political parties like BSP, SP and other regional parties are expected to win 11 seats.
In Chhattisgarh, the BJP is likely to retain power as the popularity graph of Chief Minister Raman Singh has not gone down despite ruling the state for the last 15 years.
According to the survey, the ruling BJP is going to lose Rajasthan and the Congress is likely to return to power after five years following the tradition of alternate governments in the state.
Voting will be held in a single phase in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan on November 28 and December 7 respectively while Chhattisgarh will have two-phased elections on November 12 and 20.
The BJP is in power in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh for three consecutive terms while in Rajasthan power alternates between the two parties every election.
Counting of votes in all the states will be done on December 11.