Puts Congress in 2nd place, AAP in 3rd owing to ‘misgovernance’.
New Delhi: An internal survey conducted by the BJP claims that the party would sweep 184 of the 272 wards in the upcoming municipal elections in the national capital. The survey also says that AAP, which swept the last Assembly elections, will end up in the third position after the Congress. It also showed independent candidates and others had an edge over the established parties on the remaining seats.
The survey conducted for last the five days by 120 youths from Maharashtra, who earlier had done similar surveys for partys in the state assembly and civic polls in the state. During the survey they also take names and details of respondents.
A surveyor talks to around 6,000 respondents in 272 municipal wards in the three corporations in a day.
Apart from their choices, they are also asked about problems faced by residents faced in their localities. The first report of survey gave BJP about 142 seats which gradually increased to 184.
“Everyday these surveyor take direct feedback from the voters and submit the report next day to the party. First day survey gave us 142, on the second day, based on people’s feedback, the number of seats increased to 150 and then 171 and today’s report based on yesterday’s survey. BJP is getting 184 seats with clear and comfortable majority in all the three civic bodies,” said a source. According to a party insider, BJP’s internal survey gives around 35 seats to the its main opponent Congress and around 30 seats to the Mr Kejriwal’s AAP.
Reacting to the survey reports, a senior party leader said that it showed that Congress was BJP’s main rival while AAP had lost the ground it had gained in the last Delhi assembly elections in 2015.
“In the bypolls of 13 municipal wards last year, AAP voteshare had dropped by around 20 per cent. On April 23, people will vote against the AAP and misgovernance of Kejriwal government,” the senior party leader added.