HYDERABAD: As the stage is set for Karnataka’s political battle, a city-based firm has rolled out a pre-poll survey and has put Congress in the lead.
The survey says that Lingayat + Minority votes will help the Congress score more than its arch rival BJP in the elections.
The poll has been done after the ruling Congress Government of Karnataka came up, proposing Lingayat as a religion. Karnataka goes to polls on May 12.
A pre-poll survey was done by the team of Digital Consultancy based in Hyderabad. The team scaled out parameters such as online popularity.
The candidates of the different parties were put on social platforms and a conclusion was drawn from the reactions of people.
The team is yet to roll out the exact number of Assembly seats to be won by each of the parties, namely Congress, BJP or JD (S) in May.
However, based on the responses received online, the pre-poll survey shows that Congress is in stronghold, followed by the BJP.
In Hyderabad, Karnataka, Bengaluru and Old Mysore regions, the Congress is ahead by a huge margin while in Coastal and Bombay-Karnataka region, the BJP will give the Grand Old Party a tough fight. In central Karnataka, BJP is ahead, according to the survey. The Election Commission of India on Tuesday announced that the date of counting will be on May 15.
A total of 4.96 crore people will vote in the polls: male voters are 2.52 crores and female voters are 2.44 crores across 56,696 polling stations....