In an upcoming general election, which is due by May, Bharatiya Janata Party could be crushed by an Opposition alliance in the most populated state Uttar Pradesh, according to an opinion poll released on January 23.
The BJP and an ally could fall to just 5 from the 73 seats it won in the last election in 2014 if most of the opposition parties, including the Congress party, team up to take on Modi, according to the India Today-Karvy Insights Mood of the Nation opinion poll.
The three regional parties in the state which was recently formed could win 58 seats without Congress, the poll showed. BJP and its ally would win 18 seats in that scenario and Congress would have 4.
Uttar Pradesh sends 80 Member of Parliament to the Lok Sabha, most for any state in India.