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  1. Punjab elections: Congress set to win, Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP to come in 2nd, says opinion poll

Punjab elections: Congress set to win, Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP to come in 2nd, says opinion poll

In what may come as a big relief to beleaguered Congress party, which has been losing every election that it has stood in over the recent period, bested each time by Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on each occasion, an opinion poll held in Punjab ahead of the state elections shows that it is set to come back to power under Capt Amarinder Singh's leadership.

By: | Updated: January 5, 2017 8:38 PM
amarinder-singh-pti-660 Punjab Elections: The Modi charisma is unlikely to rub off onto the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance this time according to the poll and Parkash Singh Badal led party is set to be relegated to the third position behind the Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

In what may come as a big relief to beleaguered Congress party, which has been losing every election that it has stood in over the recent period, bested each time by Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on each occasion, an opinion poll held in Punjab ahead of the state elections shows that it is set to come back to power under Capt Amarinder Singh’s leadership.

The Modi charisma is unlikely to rub off onto the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance this time according to the poll and Parkash Singh Badal led party is set to be relegated to the third position behind the Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).Elections in Punjab will be held on February 4 while the counting will be done on March 11. What is expected to hit the alliance is the huge incumbency factor, but most of all the fact that Badal and son Sukhbir Singh have not been able to get the troubled economy going, the various scam allegations they are facing and the drugs problem has acquired emergency proportions with no effective crackdown by the government in sight. The BJP as the junior partner has not looked to upset the government by asking for a change in tack.

According to India Today-Axis Opinion Poll, the Congress is likely to win 56-62 seats, Aam Admi Party may end up winning 36-41 seats while SAD-BJP combine may come a distant third by winning 18-22 seats. As per the poll, Captain Amrinder Singh of the Congress is most favoured face to become next chief minister of the state, 34 percent of voters favouring him, current Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in second position with 22 percent, while AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal coming third with 16 percent being in his favour.

Also, the Congress is likely to get 35 percent of vote share, while AAP and SAD-BJP combine are likely to get 29 percent and 24 percent share.

 

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    BADSHAH
    Jan 28, 2017 at 8:10 am
    AAP WILL WIN IN PUNJAB WITH MORE THEN 100 SEATS
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      Parminder singh
      Feb 21, 2017 at 7:35 pm
      Congress winning the Punjab embly 2017 62.65 seats aap 32-35 akali bjp 9.17… But Captain Amarinder singh going 2 full. Majority govt. Gbu
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        Anonymous
        Jan 5, 2017 at 3:49 pm
        Finally a fair survey has come. Expections from AAP were too high but AAP turns much more corrupt than other party. N frankly we don't need drunkend nor comedian minister for Punjab.
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          Vishal
          Jan 29, 2017 at 10:58 pm
          Only Captain Amrinder Singh is last hope for punjab and he desrves
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          1. Rajdeep Singh
            Jan 6, 2017 at 2:20 am
            Everybody knows what happened to this group's survey in Delhi This is a blatantly pro congress survey India today is on congress payroll AAP will again win
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              BharatLal
              Jan 6, 2017 at 7:42 am
              AAP is only honest and patriotic party, rest all are soaked in corruption and can not provide clean govt. They are only defaming AAP due to their consutional power and money power. People should selflessly think of the state and the country. That will bring happiness and properity to all.
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                Manpreet
                Mar 2, 2017 at 5:24 pm
                Congress will win in Punjab
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                  Karan Kadam
                  Jan 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm
                  Punjab key logo sey vinti hai ki Bihar ki tarah Cong ya AAP ko vote dekar apney pairo par khulaadi maar lo ...............
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                    Subhrajit
                    Jan 7, 2017 at 3:10 am
                    Let them think.. why u influencing.. paid by bjp?
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                      Rakesh
                      Jan 8, 2017 at 4:48 am
                      AAP IT Cell at work..don't disturb
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                        Rakesh
                        Jan 8, 2017 at 4:49 am
                        AAP is the worst party in Indian Politics. They are funded by Khalistan supporters
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                          Rimpal Rana
                          Feb 15, 2017 at 10:56 am
                          Congress will win. Becoz kaptn.Amrinder is very senior and more knowledge Leader of punjab so i think Congress will be top of the game of this electionmania.
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                          1. Srikanthan
                            Mar 9, 2017 at 8:06 am
                            Chief Minister may be
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                            1. Srikanthan
                              Mar 9, 2017 at 8:05 am
                              More than the total seats perhaps ??
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                                Abhi
                                Jan 7, 2017 at 10:08 am
                                Why you are not seeing the 1st comment which is influencing everyone in support of AAP. Are you a aaptard?
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