These State-level polls will test the popularity of the two main contestants – the BJP led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the Congress led by Rahul Gandhi. Therefore, if the BJP trounces the Congress in Rajasthan this time, it should come as no surprise. According to the ABP-C Voter survey, in Rajasthan, the BJP could win 130 of the 200 seats, whereas the Congress could drop to below 70. It has successfully wooed leaders from the Congress, BJP and the TDP, exploiting factionalism in those parties. The Congress too is projecting Rahul Gandhi but not in the same way as the BJP is projecting Modi.
Source: Sunday Observer November 18, 2023 20:00 UTC