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Split with Nitish will only boost BJP in Bihar - K Balakrishnan, LensOnNews
WITH THE BJP seemingly decided on projecting Narendra Modi as its PM candidate and its close ally Nitish Kumar of JD(U) equally firm in his opposition to the idea, a split in the NDA alliance looks inevitable; most observers think it’s not a question of if, but when.
Narendra Modi coasting to huge 3rd time win in Gujarat - LensOnNews Bureau
NARENDRA MODI-LED Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is once again set to score a big victory in the ongoing Gujarat assembly elections securing a near two-thirds majority of 122 seats in the 182-member strong assembly.
Narendra Modi is on a roll, cruising to a 3rd time election victory - K Balakrishnan, LensOnNews
AS SONIA GANDHI kicked off the Congress election campaign at Rajkot on Gandhi Jayanti, she would have been under no illusion that her party could wrest Gujarat after the long 17-year interregnum from 1995 when the Congress had lost control of the state to the BJP.
Narendra Modi is Bihar's choice for PM - K Balakrishnan
BIHAR CHIEF MINISTER Nitish Kumar may have stirred a hornet’s nest by his veiled attack on Narendra Modi when he set out his demand that NDA’s PM candidate “should have secular credentials”, but surprisingly in his own state of Bihar there seems to be a strong groundswell of support for the idea of Modi as PM.
Delhi’s civic elections turning out to be a referendum on Sheila govt. - K Balakrishnan, LensOnNews
After the UP elections, the results of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporations gave a rude jolt to the Congress. The LensOnNews survey indicates that the MCD election results are likely to be another wake-up call. Our survey shows BJP increasing its vote share over the 2007 level by 3 percentage points to 39 per cent and the Congress maintaining its share at 29 per cent. However, the seats tally of both parties are set to drop, with the BJP’s overall tally in the three new entities coming down from 164 to 149 and the Congress’s from 67 to 54.
Amarinder races ahead - India Todayorg Opinion Poll
Punjab is set to repeat history by voting out the incumbent government in the upcoming polls. Projections by the INDIA TODAYORG opinion poll, conducted in the first week of January, show the Congress is heading for a comfortable majority by securing 69 seats in the 117-member House. Fifty-nine is the half-way mark in the Punjab assembly. Led from the front by an aggressive former CM Captain Amarinder Singh, the Congress is expected to add two per cent to its vote share that results in a gain of 25 additional seats to its current tally of 44.
Most Indians optimistic about 2012: poll - Reuters
Despite the sputtering global economy of 2011, most people around the world are optimistic that 2012 will be a better year, according to a new poll. Nearly three quarters of citizens in 24 countries questioned in an Ipsos/Reuters survey see a rosier year ahead than what they experienced in 2011.
India TV survey predicts BSP as single largest party in UP, win for Cong in Punjab, Uttarakhand - IndiaTV
In its pre-poll survey conducted in three poll-bound states, India TV-Amar Ujala C-Voters Survey has projected UP chief minister Mayawati's BSP as the single largest party in the Assembly elections, while predicting easy wins for Congress in Punjab and Uttarakhand. Mayawati's BSP is projected to win 143 out of a total of 403 seats in UP, 59 short of majority, while Mulayam Singh Yadav's Samajwadi Party comes a close second with 137 seats, the pre-poll survey report said. The survey projects BJP at third position with 48 seats, and Congress with 40 seats.
People are with Team Anna in their confrontation with Govt: Poll - K Balakrishnan
As Team Anna gets ready to face off against the UPA Government for a third time over the Lokpal Bill – with Anna Hazare going on a day-long fast in Jantar Mantar on December 11, and an indefinite mass rally being scheduled at Ram Lila Maidan beginning December 27, there cannot be any doubt whose side the people are on in this escalating confrontation. According to a LensOnNews poll a clear majority of respondents say Anna’s campaign is fully justified, and the Government is wrong in pursuing a vendetta against the individual members of his team.
Tracking Poll: Support for PM, UPA Government remains dismal; Rahul as PM a no-go - K Balakrishnan
Even as the Winter session of Parliament began with a confrontation over a united Opposition’s insistence on adjournment motions over the issues of price rise and black money, the UPA Government has blundered into another self-inflicted crisis – this time over the Cabinet’s sudden decision, by executive order, to open up the retail trade sector to foreign direct investment (FDI).
Majority want Chidambaram to quit; fault PM too for 2G scam: Poll - K Balakrishnan
Home minister P. Chidambaram has come under tremendous pressure to quit after the disclosure of a Finance Ministry memorandum of March 25, 2011 laying out in great detail the inter-ministry consultations on 2G spectrum allocation and conclusively showing that, as the then finance minister, he could have prevented A. Raja from perpetrating the humongous telecom scam, but chose not to do so.
LensOnNews Poll shows steady erosion in standing of PM, UPA Government - K Balakrishnan
THE CREDIBILITY of the scandal-ridden UPA Government has touched an all-time low as it flounders from crisis to crisis and seeming not able to put one foot right - the latest instances being its callous indifference as Telangana burns, and its cluelessness about the alarming coal shortage and near-death situation in power plants all over the country.
Anna factor to deal decisive defeat to Congress in Hisar by-election: LensOnNews Poll - K Balakrishnan
THE CONGRESS PARTY is in for a comprehensive defeat in the by-election to the Hisar Lok Sabha constituency and is likely to end up as a poor third in the three-cornered contest among the Congress, Chautala’s INLD and Haryana Janhit Party-BJP combine, according to a pre-poll survey carried out by LensOnNews. The Hisar Lok Sabha constituency goes to polls on October 13.
Ten years on, Narendra Modi judged “excellent” CM; Can boost BJP prospects as PM candidate: Lens Poll - Chetan Bhattarai
As Narendra Modi completes ten years today as chief minister of Gujarat, most objective commentators have assessed his governance record in superlative terms. It is not surprising therefore that the latest LensOnNews poll shows that a whopping 81 percent of the urban India rate Narendra Modi’s performance as chief minister of Gujarat as either excellent or very good.
Game changer! Lens Poll finds Anna Hazare’s campaign has badly damaged standing of Congress and PM - K Balakrishnan
August 2011 will likely turn out to be a watershed month in Indian politics, particularly in respect of the fortunes of the UPA Government at the Centre. Politics in India will never be the same again, and Anna Hazare’s campaign against corruption and the way it was handled by the Congress-led UPA government surely has been a game changer.
PM sweepstakes: Lens Poll finds Narendra Modi gains momentum as Rahul falters - K Balakrishnan
As we were planning to publish the results of the September round of the LensOnNews monthly tracking poll, news has come in that the Supreme Court has handed Narendra Modi a reprieve in the Gulberg Society case, sending the reports of the SIT and the amicus curiae to the trial court in Gujarat for consideration and whatever action it deems warranted.
After Manmohan who? Modi preferred over Rahul as PM: Poll - K Balakrishnan
Public disaffection is growing against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his government, even as it comes under challenge from a concerted opposition and civil society activists on multiple fronts over its non-performance, and even more, over its unresponsiveness to public opinion. This is reflected in the results of a LensOnNews poll conducted in five metropolitan cities which finds that 61% of the respondents express themselves dissatisfied overall with the performance of the UPA government, against only 28% who say they are satisfied.
Mayawati shaky in UP, Mulayam’s fortunes on the rise: poll - K Balakrishnan
The Uttar Pradesh assembly elections are a year away, but the state has already turned into a political battleground. All the key players (BSP, SP, BJP and Congress) have high stakes in what is shaping up to be a tough four-cornered contest, the outcome of which will have repercussions beyond UP and for the Lok Sabha elections to come.
Congress perceived as synonymous with corruption, yet retains support of traditional base - Chetan Bhattarai
The “Mood of the Nation” poll by the LensOnNews.com has an unambiguous message from the voters—that the Congress party is corrupt. Stunningly, across all states and in all voter segments there is unanimity that the Congress party is more corrupt than the BJP, the principal opposition party at the Centre.
Voters’ Pique & Emotion Catapult Jagan to a Landslide Victory In Kadapa By-Poll - Bureau, LensOnNews
According to an extensive Post-poll survey conducted by LensOnNews.com, Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy who floated his regional outfit Y.S.R. Congress is all set to sweep the Kadapa Lok Sabha by election by a record margin surpassing all expectations. The LensOnNews poll projects that Y.S.Jagan will secure a lion’s share 74% of the votes polled in the by-elections. The Congress party is expected to experience a humiliating defeat and the party’s candidate D.L. Raveendra Reddy may even lose security deposit.
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