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UPA to get 203 seats, NDA 191: Survey

Source: PTI
April 11, 2009 22:15 IST
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None of the existing alliances will get majority on its in Lok Sabha poll but United Progressive Alliance is likely to emerge on top getting 203 seats with Congress party securing 155 seats and National Democratic Alliance finishing second with 191, says a Star News-Nielsen opinion poll.

The UPA and NDA will be followed by Third Front (104 seats) and Fourth Front cornering 39 seats, predicts the survey, which was conducted across the country from March 26 to April 3 covering 50,400 voters, the second Star News-Nielsen said.

The first opinion poll by Star News-Nielsen projected UPA would lead with 257 seats in alliance with SP, RJD, LJP while NDA was projected to get 184 seats, the Third Front (96 seats) while six seats were likely to go to others.

Among UPA, Congress will secure 155 seats followed by DMK (15), Trinamool Congress (13), NCP (11) and JMM, NC and MUL with two seats each while AMIMIM, KEC(M) and RPI(A) will get one seats each, says the second survey.

Among NDA alliances, BJP is projected to corner 147 seats, JD(U) to get 22, Shiv Sena (nine), Akali Dal (5), AGP (4), RLD (3) and INLD to get one seat.

BSP will lead the Third Front with 26 seats, followed by CPI-M (25) TDP (13, BJD and AIADMK (nine seats each) while other parties in the coalition are predicted to win total 23 seats. The Third Front is expected to get 104 seats.

The constituents of Fourth Front are projected to corner total 39 seats of which 28 will be contributed by SP, six by RJD, four by LJSP and one by Praja Rajyam, according to the survey.

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