- BJP has 65-55% chance of winning, shows ground report
- Samajwadi Party-Congress have 30-40% chance, Mayawati's BSP 5-10%
- Report not based on opinion or exit polls
The election is a big test for Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who is banking on his slogan of 'Kaam Bolta Hai' (work speaks), and his alliance partner Congress, which is in dire need of a political resurgence. The election is also seen as the first big challenge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, following the demonetisation drive. The party had won a whopping 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the 2014 general elections. For the Bahujan Samaj Party, it is a make or break election as they had failed to win even a single Lok Sabha seat.
With the sixth phase of the poll concluding today, join NDTV's Battleground in Varanasi with Dr Prannoy Roy, Dorab Sopariwala, Shekhar Gupta, Rahul Shrivastava and Kamal Khan as they analyse the mood, trends and issues that matter most to the voters.
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