BJP to sweep Chhattisgarh polls: Survey

New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Chief Minister Raman Singh is set for a third term in Chhattisgarh with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) likely to win 60 seats, said a survey Tuesday.

According to the survey done by ABP News-Dainik Bhaskar-Nielsen, BJP is expected to lead with a vote share of 44 percent. The Congress is likely to get around 27 seats while others and Independents are expected to bag around three seats in the 90-member assembly.

The BJP is likely to gain over Congress in the Maoist bastions of south and north Chhattisgarh, by 12 and 17 seats, respectively. The Congress is likely to get 16 seats compared to the 23 it won in the 2008 assembly elections in central Chhattisgarh, said the survey.

Elections will be held in two phases, Nov 11 and 19.

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