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Will Delhi get to see the Kejriwal wave in 2020 again?

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The Election Commission on Monday declared the voting date for Delhi Assembly to be February 8, while the results will be out on February 11.

 

A survey was conducted regarding the upcoming government for the Delhi constituency. If the opinion poll by C Voter is to be believed, Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is heading towards a landslide win again.

 

According to the C- Voter survey, AAP could win 54 to 64 Assembly seats – a mean of 59 seats out of a total of 70. This is a little over a two-thirds majority and only a slight reduction from its 2015 tally of 67 seats.

 

The survey puts the BJP tally in a range between 3 to 13, indicating that the party might be restricted to single digits yet again, but a little more that its previous result in 2015.

 

Also, the Congress could open its account, with a predicted tally of 0 to 6 seats.

The survey was conducted in the first week of January, with a sample size of 13,076 people spread across all 70 constituencies in Delhi.

 

The Kejriwal Factor

 

Driving the AAP wave is the popularity of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the inability of the BJP and Congress to project an effective face against him.

 

According to the CVoter survey, 69.5 percent respondents said that Kejriwal is their chief ministerial choice. His closest competitor is Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, way behind at 10.7 percent. The next in line is Congress leader Ajay Maken, at 7.1 percent.

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