With Chhattisgarh assembly elections under a month away, this heavily forested state in central India is boiling with political medley. The prime political rivals Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress (INC) are trying their level best to impress the voters. The polls are scheduled to be held in two phases on 12 November and 20 November respectively, the results for which will be declared on 11 December. The first phase of the election witnessed nearly 421 nominations. This includes the reigning Chief Minister Raman Singh, who is running again for the CM candidature from BJP and Bhupesh Baghel, the CM candidate advocated by Congress.
The Chhattisgarh opinion polls 2018 are out for the Naxal-hit central state which is witnessing a lot of last-minute hassles by political parties.
Though the newly formed alliance between Mayawati led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Ajit Jogi led Chattisgarh Janata Congress (CJC) will surely present some challenges for both BJP and Congress, the BJP is likely to continue with ruling the state. If the stats suggested by Chattisgarh Opinion polls are to be believed, BJP is likely to win as much as 50 seats, with Congress being the second largest party with about 30 seats. BSP and CJC’s alliance is expected to win over 9 seats.
When asked during the opinion polls, nearly 40.71% surveyees seemed to be inclined towards Raman Singh continuing with the state leadership, while only 19.2% favoured Bhupesh Baghel as the Chief Minister. When asked, the respondents enlisted development, petrol-diesel price rise, unemployment, corruption, farmer’s issues and even
Rafael Deal, as the prime issues that will be affecting the Chhattisgarh assembly elections.
Whether BJP candidate Raman Singh will keep on with the state leadership for a record fourth time or Mayawati-Ajit Jogi’s alliance will have an important role in shaping up this year’s polls, that is something to watch out for