With the next Lok Sabha election scheduled to be held in early 2014, the parties have started to fine tune their strategies for the same. The CNN-IBN election tracker - a survey conducted by the CSDS showed the common man's mood in key states and the results reflect what will be the verdict if the elections were held today.
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani on Saturday said that the political atmosphere in the country is ideal for the party to get 'record breaking results' with the Congress-led government failing to tackle corruption and price rise, creating a favourable condition for the main Opposition. 'Pre-poll surveys have always been prejudiced.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi are the two leaders who are most likely to be projected as the prime ministerial candidate by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha election.
The BJP is poised to do very well in MP and looks likely to improve its tally in UP and Rajasthan by a large margin. CNN-IBN's deputy bureau chief Pallavi Ghosh joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on CNN-IBN's poll survey in MP, Rajasthan and UP.
The neighbouring states of Maharashtra and Gujarat have had a very contrasting political atmosphere. Maharashtra has become a two horse race since the 1990s with the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party on one side and the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena combine on the other side, but in Gujarat it has been a saffron wave that has swept away all the opposition for
Political battles in the southern states have traditionally been between the Congress and regional parties except in Tamil Nadu where the grand old party of India has been reduced to one of the also-rans.
With the next Lok Sabha election scheduled to be held in early 2014, both the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) claim that they can form the next government at the Centre.
With the next Lok Sabha election scheduled to be held in early 2014, the parties have started to fine tune their strategies for the same.
The southern states show Jayalalithaa sweep Tamil Nadu, the Congress gaining in Karnataka, and Kerala and Andhra Pradesh split wide open. Dr Sandeep Shastri, Pro Vice Chancellor of Jain University, on CNN-IBN's election survey in the southern states.
As India gets ready for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the two key states of West Bengal and Bihar are going to prove very crucial in ensuring who forms the next government at the Centre. Both states are ruled by strong regional parties led by charismatic leaders who are yet to clearly spell out their plans for the next Lok