The national capital may witness another tight competition between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party as a recent survey by Hindustan Times showed Delhi vote in a 31-36 seat proportion for both BJP and AAP.
While the first survey was conducted between January 10 to 19, BJP has not declared Kiran Bedi as its CM candidate. So, the survey was then revisited and found majority of Delhi voters support BJP as well as AAP whereas Congress would get seats less than 7.
Though AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal ruled the capital as CM for just 49 days after 2013 election, majority of the people still believes in the AAP leader and supports him as the Delhi CM.
While 43 per cent are in favour of Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi comes as a second choice with 39 per cent supporting her and Congress leader Ajay Maken with 12 per cent reportedly.
As per reports, the survey was conducted among about 7,147 voters during the first round of survey from January 10-19. However, while AAP was leading for 34-39 seats before Bedi was named as BJP’s CM candidate, at present, it has changed.
Meanwhile, during a survey conducted in November, BJP was likely to win the seats in Delhi with a high majority with 46 seats whereas AAP was lagging behind with 18 seats. However, in both surveys, it was clearly seen that Congress will have a poor performance than it had in 2013 elections.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has conducted the first roadshow ahead of Delhi elections on Tuesday, where he has slammed both the rival parties. He has declared Congress party as “a party of poor people.”
He has criticised the government and Modi, saying, “The NDA has been in power at the Centre since May but the PM is busy with personal PR (public relations).” He asked, “When will the talks stop? When will work begin? Work is being done for only three or four industrialists. Nothing is being done for the poor.”
Meanwhile, in regard to the failure of Congress and AAP’s victory in the 2013 elections, one of the Congress leaders said, “AAP was a debutant party but it successfully galvanised the minorities, the poor and those living in JJ clusters. Only the loyal Congress supporters voted for us and we were defeated.”
The Delhi assembly poll will take place on February 7 and the results will be announced three days later, on February 10.