Uttar Pradesh moves forward for a hung Assembly in next year’s polls

, 9:52 AM IST

Lucknow: An opinion poll has claimed that Uttar Pradesh is moving forward for a hung assembly in the next year’s Assembly elections with Bahujan Samaj Party emerging as the single largest party.

According to the “Mood of UP Survey” conducted by a monthly magazine ‘Parliamentarian’ says that that the ruling Samajwadi Party may loose by 150 seats and the remains will be shared almost equally by the BJP and the BSP.

The survey claimed that out of 403-member Assembly, the BSP, will gain 89 seats over the 80 seats it has now and the BJP 88 over 47 currently held. The Congress may end up with 13 seats less than the 28 it had got in 2012 elections. The half-way mark for a simple majority is 203.

The survey also said referring to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, that 39 per cent of the voters rate his performance as bad or very bad, while 33 per cent rate him average. But 28 per cent voters say his performance has been good or very good, “which suggests anti-incumbency may not be relevant in this case.”

The BSP supremo Mayawati is leading with 28 per cent of voters wanting her as the next CM. But Akhilesh is close behind with 25 per cent of popular votes and Varun Gandhi with 23 per cent votes.