New Delhi: After a huge victory in the recently held Assembly elections, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is projected to deliver one more massive victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha elections.
The ruling BJP is expected to get 23-27 seats if elections are held in January 2014 according to the seat projections provided by Chennai Mathematical Institute's Director Professor Rajeeva Karandikar.
The Congress is likely to win 2-5 seats in the state which has 29 Lok Sabha seats. In 2009 the Congress won 11 seats and the BJP got 18.
As per the Lokniti-IBN National Tracker poll the BJP is expected to get 51 per cent votes while the Congress is projected to get 29 per cent votes. The BSP, AAP and others are likely to get 5 per cent, 3 per cent and 12 per cent votes respectively.
When asked to choose between Narendra Modi and Shivraj Singh Chouhan for the post of PM, more people are now favouring the former. A total of 46 per cent respondents back Modi as against 30 per cent for Chouhan.
But 80 per cent respondents feel that the credit of BJP's victory in the Assembly elections should go to Chouhan and not Modi. Only 5 per cent give that credit to Modi.
Like most of India, the UPA at the Centre is unpopular here too with 42 per cent respondents unhappy with it and only 37 per cent feel that UPA is good. A total of 59 per cent of the respondents feel that the UPA government should not get another chance while 50 per cent respondents are satisfied with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and 42 per cent are dissatisfied with him. His popularity ratings are better than his government's popularity ratings.
Modi leads PM race
In Madhya Pradesh, Modi's popularity has seen a massive rise and 54 per cent respondents have answered that they want him as the PM. Rahul Gandhi has got 21 per cent backing and Chouhan has got 3 per cent backing for the post of PM. LK Advani has zero backing for the post of PM in the state.
A total of 73 per cent of the respondents have answered that they have heard of AAP. Among them 48 per cent want the AAP to contest from their Lok Sabha seat but only 22 per cent are inclined to vote for the party.