Bhopal: A pre-poll survey in Congress’ mouthpiece ‘National Herald’ is likely to be used against the party by the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh, as it indicates the saffron party, will convincingly regain power in the state. While the Congress rubbished the survey, the BJP gloated over the results.
The survey carried out by Tamil Nadu-based new media outlet Spick Media Network from mid-June to mid-July, said the BJP would regain power convincingly, with a majority of 147/230 seats.
However, in the second scenario in which BJP faces a Congress-BSP alliance, its seat tally falls to 126, a thin majority of 10 seats. The Congress-BSP alliance is expected to get 103 seats, according to the survey.
Narottam Mishra, spokesperson of the BJP government said, “I thank National Herald for publishing the truth but it should have been more detailed.”
Shobha Oza, chief spokesperson of Congress said, “Such surveys are baseless and the survey published has no connection to National Herald and Congress party.”
Rafale deal ‘Modi’s Bofors’: Congress mouthpiece
The Congress on Tuesday scored an own goal, after an article published in the ‘National Herald’ compared the Bofors scandal of the 1980s, to the alleged scam in the purchase of Rafale fighter jets from France.
The front-page article in the mouthpiece titled ‘Rafale: Modi’s Bofors’, included a chronology of events around the deal.
BJP leaders did not waste time in lashing out at the Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi over the row, calling it a “self goal”.