The Republic TV-CVoter National Approval Rating projects that BJP-led NDA unlikely to get majority onits own in 2019 Lok Sabha polls. While in the 2014 General elections the BJP had registered a majority seat-share of 282 on its own, in the December edition of the National Approval Ratings, the BJP is projected to win just 218 seats.
It also projected that BJP-led NDA, including JDU, LJP, Apna Dal and others, also to lose its majority with 247 seats in the 543-member lower house.
On the other hand, the Congress which won just 44 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, is projected to win 105 seats, helping the UPA reach a projected seat-share tally of 171. In this effort, the DMK may emerge as the Congress’ most influential ally, winning 30 seats in Tamil Nadu.
Other non-aligned (currently) parties, meanwhile, are projected to win 125 seats, bolstered predominantly by a 50-seat-projection for the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh.
The December edition of the National Approval Ratings entails a big change in comparison to the November edition. In November, the NDA was projected to win 261 seats versus 247 in the December projection.
Meanwhile, the UPA was projected to win 119 seats in November versus 171 in December. The other parties, meanwhile, were projected to win 163 seats. However, DMK has joined the UPA since then and is projected to give the alliance a big fillip.