Mumbai, Jan 5: The Election Commission of India on Wednesday declared the polling dates for all the five poll bound states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa. In the assembly elections of 2017 where over 16 crore voters will vote in the five states, many news agencies have started to present their opinion polls on who will be able to make the government in all the five states. Also Read - Yearender 2017: Elections That BJP Won Under Narendra Modi's Leadership This Year
However, the opinion polls seems to be divided on the outcome of the election for the states of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. The India Today-Axis opinion poll that released yesterday has predicted BJP to be a clear winner in Uttar Pradesh with the party winning 2016-216 seats out of the total 403 seats. On the other hand, the ABP News-Lokniti-CSDS opinion poll released on Tuesday has projected a hung parliament with Samajwadi Party to be the major gainer in the elections. In the ABP News-Lokniti-CSDS opinion poll, the poll gave Samajwadi Party 141-151 seats whereas BJP on the second spot is projected to win between 129-139 seats. Both of the opinion poll were conducted in the month of December. Also Read - Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017 Results: Congress Steals the March in PM Narendra Modi’s Hometown of Unjha
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The opinion polls have also stated a different outcome in the Punjab assembly election. In the ABP News-Lokniti-CSDS opinion poll, released on wednesday, the poll showed the SAD-BJP government to be the major party in the Punjab assembly elections and the party is predicted to win 50-58 seats out of the total 117 seats whereas the survey has projected Congress to be on the second spot with the party being victorious in 41-49 seats and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been placed on the third position with the party winning 12-18 seats. Also Read - Baijnath, Dehra, Dharamshala, Fatehpur, Indora Election 2017 Winners: BJP Wins 3 Seats in Kangra District
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However, the India Today-Axis survey of October 2016 has predicted a tough fight between the Congress and AAP and BJP-SAD coalition is expected to be on the third position. The survey gave 49-55 seats to Congress, 42-46 seats to AAP and SAD-BJP has been placed on the third spot with the coalition winning only 17-21 seats. But the India Today-Axis survey was conducted before the demonetisation decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many things have changed after demonetisation.