According to ABP News-C survey, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena combine will retain power for a second consecutive term in Maharashtra. The survey projected that the BJP-led NDA in the 288-member Legislative Assembly would go beyond its goal of 200 seats. Although so far the BJP and Shiv Sena have not entered a seat sharing agreement, the alliance seems to be the Maharashtra people’s favorite choice for the next five years to rule the state.
The survey said the coalition would receive 46 percent of the vote, while the UPA headed by Congress would receive 30% of the vote. The NDA is well ahead of the UPA in terms of seats. This said there would be 205 seats for the governing dispensation, while the UPA would be reduced to just 55. It is possible that other regional parties will bag 28 seats.