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Zee Opinion Poll: BJP May Storm to Power in Manipur With 33-37 Seats, Biren Singh Preferred Choice For CM

Zee Opinion Poll For Manipur: The BJP is projected to get 41% vote share and the Congress is likely to get 30% vote share.

Updated: January 28, 2022 7:31 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Manmath Nayak

Zee Opinion Poll: BJP May Storm to Power in Manipur With 33-37 Seats, Biren Singh Preferred Choice For CM
As per the Zee Opinion Poll, N Biren Singh is projected to be the most preferred CM for Manipur.

Zee Opinion Poll For Manipur Updates: With just a few days left for Manipur to go to polls, Zee News on Friday conducted an Opinion Poll to understand the pulse of the voters in the state and projected the BJP to win the polls with 33-37 seats. On the other hand, the Congress was projected to win only 13-17 seats. it must be noted that Zee News has teamed up with DesignBoxed (a political campaign management company, that has a long experience of conducting pre-poll surveys) to know the public opinion before the polls in the state, which are scheduled to be held in two-phases. Notably, Zee News has already conducted Opinion Polls on Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab earlier this month. Today, Zee News is conducting the opinion poll in Manipur.

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As per the announcement of the Election Commission, the election for 60-member Manipur assembly will be held in 2 phases. Voting this year will be taking place on February 27 and March 3 and the results will be announced on March 10. In total, elections in all 5 poll-bound states will be conducted in 7 phases.

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It must be noted that the EC had in 2017 conducted the Manipur assembly polls in two phases with voting taking place on March 4 and March 8. The results were announced on March 11.

Zee Opinion Poll For Manipur| Key Updates

Vote share:

As per the Zee Opinion Poll, the BJP is projected to get 41% vote share and the Congress is likely to get 30% vote share. On the other hand, the NPF is likely to get only 08% and NPP only 5% vote share.

BJP: 41%

Congress: 30

NPF: 08%

NPP: 0%

Others: 16%

Seat Share:

This time BJP is likely to gain big in the upcoming polls. As per Zee News-DesignBoxed, BJP is projected to get 33-37 seats and Congress is expected to get 13-17 seats, NPF to get 4-6 seats and NPP to get just 2-4 seats.

Manipur Opinion Poll

Most preferred CM choice in Manipur:

As per the Zee Opinion Poll, N Biren Singh is projected to be the most preferred CM for Manipur with 33%, Ibobi Singh with 19% and N Loken Singh Singh with 12%.

  • 6000 samples have been collected for 60 seats.
  • The tenure of the current Manipur Legislative Assembly will end on 19 March this year.
  • The ruling party in Manipur currently is the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), and the CM is Nongthombam Biren Singh.
  • As per the announcement of the EC, over 2,959 polling stations will be set up in the 60 assembly constituencies of Manipur.
  • Furthermore, over 20.56 lakh voters are eligible to cast their ballots in the polls.

Manipur Election 2022 Dates: Full Schedule:

Phase 1

Issue of Notification: February 1

Last date of nomination: February 8

Last date of scrutiny: February 9

Last date of Withdrawal of candidature: February 11

Date of polling: February 27

Phase 2

Issue of notification: February 4

Last date of nomination: February 11

Last date of scrutiny: February 14

Last date of withdrawal of candidature: February 16

Date of polling: March 3

In the first phase of Manipur elections 2022, the constituencies that will go to polls include Khundrakpam, Heingang, Khurai, Khetrigao, Thongju, Andro, Lamlai, Thangmeiband, Keirao, Sagolband, Saikot (ST), Imphal, Keisamthong, Wangkhei, Sekmai (SC), Lamsang, Konthoujam, Langthabal, Naoriya Pakhanglakpa, Wangoi, Mayang, Nambol, Moirang, Thanga, Kumbi, Saikul (ST), Kangpokpi, Yaiskul, Singjamei, Saitu (ST), Tipaimukh (ST), Patsoi, Thanlon (ST), Uripok, Henglep (ST), Churachandpur (ST), Singhat (ST), Bishenpur and Oinam.

In the second phase of polls, the constituencies that will cast their ballot include Lilong, Thoubal , Wangjing Tentha, Karong (ST), Wabgai, Kakching, Hiyanglam, Jiribam, Tamenglong (ST), Sugnoo, Chandel (ST), Ukhrul (ST), Tengnoupal (ST), Khangabo, Phungyar (ST), Chingai (ST), Mao (ST), Wangkhem, Tadubi (ST), Tamei (ST), Heirok and Nungba (ST).

It must be noted that in 2017 elections, the Congress had emerged as the single-largest party in the state, with 28 seats. However, several leaders quit the party, enabling the BJP to form the government in alliance with parties such as the National People’s Party (NPP) and Nagaland’s Naga People’s Front (NPF).

COVID protocols for Manipur Assembly Election 2022:

  • No physical election rallies, roadshows yatras allowed in 5 states till January 15 due to the COVID situation
  • Physical rallies during campaign, if allowed later, must follow Covid-19 guidelines
  • Political parties and candidates advised to conduct their election campaign in digital or virtual modes as much as possible
  • Polling time in all five states to be increased by one hour
  • No victory procession to be allowed post-results
  • All personnel on election duty will be doubly-vaccinated and also eligible for precautionary third dose to ensure Covid-safe polls

Methodology And Survey Details

The Zee News-DesignBoxed survey is one of the most accurate opinion polls in the country. Zee News-DesignBoxed reached out to people across 117 seats of poll-bound Punjab between December 10, 2021, to January 15, 2022. The survey was done among randomly selected eligible adults and asked people about the most important issue and the factors that would help reach a decision. The opinion poll also asked people about their preferred choice for the Chief Minister and how caste dynamics swayed the voting decision.

The Zee News-DesignBoxed would also emphasize that despite all precautions taken during the sample survey, a margin of +/-4% is always a possibility if we take into account the respondents’ deviation from the sample. Also, the numbers in the opinion poll are not the actual predictions but a projection based on a sample survey. This survey is the base for the Opinion poll and not actual results.

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