A legislative assembly election will be held from 11th Feb- 8th March 2017 for the total of 403 seats of the Vidhan Sabha in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. In the last election held in year 2012, the Samajwadi Party got a majority and formed government in the leadership of Akhilesh Yadav.
The most important issue is said to be law and order of the state and as in every election caste and Religion will play the key reasons for voters.BJP may also try to pop up the Army`s surgical strikes across LOC as an elections issue to counter BSP.
Center ruled BJP (Bhartiya Janta Party) will win the upcoming Uttar Pradesh legislative Assembly polls with total of 206-216 seats and with a vote share of 33% as per a news poll.
The ruling Samajwadi Party headed by Akhilesh Yadav is predicted to come as a runner up in the UP state by getting total of 92-97 seats and only 22% vote share. The Bahujan Samajwadi Party headed by Mayawati will get total of 79-85 seats. Congress will perform the worst among all the participants. It gets only 5-9 seats in their kitty from the state. These rating have been shared by India Today Access opinion poll.
Despite the forecasting that the BJP will win the elections, the number 1 choice of Chief Minister Candidate in the State is still Akhilesh Yadav. Akhilesh is current serving CM of the state. He is going through tough and testing period and their is some issue going on with his father and founder of the party ,Mulayam Singh Yadav.
As per the polls, total of 33% people in UP would prefer Akhilesh Yadav as the CM of Uttar Pradesh as compared with others like Rajnath Singh with 20%,18% for Aditya Nath , Priyanka Gandhi, Varun Gandhi and Mulayam Singh Yadav have a popularity of only 1% each.
The events like surgical strikes and demonetization have worked in its favor and it may be the main reason for the winning of BJP. The creates an assumption that the way PM Modi pictured the development of India is liked by the UP people and they are in favor of the party.
Anyway Akhilesh Yadav has come out as most liked CM in this opinion poll. The current CM of UP is is powerful but the current issue with his father may cause the splitting of the political party. But his popularity indicates the other story. SP party candidates would want him to head the party again in future.
On the other hand Congress poor performance on the exit poll has raised eyebrows and questions on the leadership of Rahul Gandhi.
These are just predictions anything can happen in the current elections Lets keep our finger crossed.