Congress most likely to win Punjab election : Opinion Poll
Chandigarh: While SAD-BJP is facing anti-incumbency in Punjab, AAP is bogged down with sex and corruption scandals involving its top leaders. The Congress will likely emerge as the single largest party followed by Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party if elections to the Punjab Assembly are held today, an opinion poll by Axis-My-India conducted for the India Today Group has predicted.
It predicts the ruling SAD-BJP combine at the third spot. None of the parties is expected to win a comfortable majority in the 117-member House.
The opinion poll gives 49 to 55 seats to the Congress, 42-46 to AAP and 17 to 21 seats to the SAD-BJP combine. Others are expected to win 3 to 7 seats. AAP and Congress may unofficially join hands post-election to form government, as they did when the first AAP government was formed in New Delhi in December 2013.
The Congress is predicted to bag 33 per cent of the total votes and AAP 30 per cent.
The SAD-BJP combine’s vote share is expected to be at 20 per cent, while others are getting 15 per cent, the Axis-My-India poll claimed.