SP to be single largest party in UP, says ABP-CSDS poll

The Samajwadi Party will emerge as the single largest party with 141-151 seats in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, predicts the latest ABP News-Lokniti CSDS Opinion Poll.

SP to be single largest party in UP, says ABP-CSDS poll

The first opinion poll off the blocks has said the Samajwadi Party will emerge as the single largest party in Uttar Pradesh, winning 141-151 seats in the 403-strong UP Assembly.

The ABP News-Lokniti CSDS Opinion Poll for Uttar Pradesh comes on the day the Election Commission announced 7-phase polls in the country's most populous state, which commands India's political sphere via the stranglehold it has in the Lok Sabha. The first phase of voting in UP will be on February 11 and the last phase on March 8, with the results coming in on March 11 along with the results for the polls of four other state assemblies.



In Punjab, the survey says the BJP-Akali alliance will lead with 50-58 seats followed by Congress with 41-49 seats. The survey places AAP last in the race. Amrinder Singh of Congress is leading the front for the post of Chief Minister with 29% votes.






Harish Rawat of Congress is the first choice as the CM in Uttarakhand for 19% voters.








In UP, despite the showdown in the SP between Mulayam Singh Yadav and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, the SP leads against the BJP and the BSP, mainly on account of Akhilesh's popularity.

The ruling party led by Akhilesh Yadav is expected to secure 30% votes, while the BJP and its allies will poll 27% (around 124 to 134 seats) votes, says the survey.


The BSP, is likely to lose 4% vote share and is estimated to get 22% votes. The Congress remained  a distant fourth in the race.

Akhilesh Yadav is expected to retain the CM's post, according to 28% voters. BSP chief Mayawati comes a close second with 21%. Only 3% of the voters preferred Mulayam Singh Yadav for the CM’s post.