NDA and UPA neck and neck: India TV pre-poll surveyApril 13th, 2009 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) are running neck and neck this Lok Sabha elections and are likely to get 189 seats and 187 seats, respectively, showed a pre-poll survey by a private news channel.
According to the survey conducted by India TV: “Both BJP and Congress are expected to win 143 seats on their own. The trio of Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) is expected to get another 41 seats.”
If UPA is able to bring back its constituents then its total tally would reach 228. But the key still lies with the third front which is expected to get 115 seats. The survey had 30,000 respondents.
In a similar survey by India TV last week, it was predicted that NDA is likely to get 187 seats and 178 for UPA (minus the trio of SP, RJD and LJP).
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