WITH the five-phased Jharkhand Assembly poll starting from Saturday for the 81-member House, the BJP is hopeful of winning 45-48 seats while the Hemant Soren-led Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-Congress and the RJD are expected to win 27-30 seats.
The third party internal survey conducted for the BJP said that the saffron party, which is seeking the second consecutive term in the state will get the majority mark of 41 seats easily.
The survey report highlighted that the Raghuwar Das-led BJP in the State will get 45-48 seats in the State and its vote share will increase to 42 per cent as compared to 31 per cent -- the party got in 2014 Assembly polls.
The BJP and its then alliance partner All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) has bagged 42 seats in the 2014 Assembly polls. However, the alliance is rocked as the BJP announced candidates on over 71 seats while the AJSU has announced candidates for 27 seats in the state.
BJP national Vice President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe commenting on the report said, “Good governance has been the anchor of the Das regime in the last five years.”
He said, Jharkhand, which was carved out of Bihar over 19 years ago, “unfortunately had earned the name for instability and corruption”.