New Delhi: In what could be a major headache for the Centre, the Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would face defeat in three major states - Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, according to the latest survey.
According to a survey conducted by a leading channel, the ruling BJP will be comfortably defeated by Congress, which has been trying to hard to make a comeback.
According to the survey, the Congress is expected to win around 117 out of 230 seats in Madhya Pradesh, 54 out of 90 in Chhattisgarh and 130 out of 200 in Rajasthan.
Winning the three states would be a major boost for Rahul Gandhi-led Congress, which has been reduced to power in just four states, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections as polls in these states are being seen as a semi-final ahead of the grand finale next year.
However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi still remains first choice and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was a distant second for the top post.
BJP, which had secured higher vote shares in all three states, is likely to win most of the total 65 Lok Sabha seats among them.
The survey predicted that Congress in Rajasthan would win nearly 130 in the 200-seat assembly by securing 51 percent votes as against the BJP’s 37 percent.
In Madhya Pradesh, riding on the anti-incumbency factor against the ruling BJP, the Congress would win nearly 42 percent votes.
Similarly, in Chhattisgarh, the Congress party is expected to win around 40 percent votes against BJP which is predicted to 39 percent of the total votes polled.