Is the NDA heading for a win?

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 14, 2014 19:09 hrs

Chennai: TV channel NDTV on Thursday released results of its opinion poll, conducted by Hansa Research, which suggests that NDA might beat the UPA in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The poll took into account data from 12 states which hold a total of 319 seats.

The states for which the findings were released were Maharashtra, West Bengal, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Delhi.

It predicted that the NDA would win 166 seats, gaining 61 seats in these states in the 2014 polls. In contrast, the UPA will see its tally halved from 104 to 52.

The poll suggests that the NDA will take maximum number of seats in Rajasthan - 19 out of 25, followed by Maharashtra and Bihar.

Another survey conducted by the Centre for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) at the University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Endowment in partnership with the Lok Foundation supports NDA opinion poll results.

The survey predicted that the NDA will get 31% of the votes at the national level, while the UPA is projected to manage just 23%, Livemint reported.

In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress party had a maximum vote share of 28.55%, whereas the main opposition BJP had a vote share of 18.8%.

The Lok Sabha elections are set to take place in nine phases, starting April 7.