Jayalalithaa led AIADMK to retain power: Pre-poll survey

A pre-poll survey has predicted that the AIADMK-led alliance will continue to be in power in Tamil Nadu

shivani

Shivani Chaturvedi | April 20, 2016


#polls   #elections   #Tamil Nadu   #AIADMK   #Jayalalithaa   #survey  


Chennai based digital news start-up Ippothu.com, in a pre-poll survey has found that the Jayalalithaa-led government will get a decisive victory in the upcoming assembly elections. The survey that was carried out across Tamil Nadu during the second week of April says that the AIADMK-led alliance will be winning 210 to 218 seats.

The survey result also says that the DMK-led alliance could be behind Vijayakanth-led alliance, though both will get only few seats. The survey was led by Peer Mohammed, a senior journalist in Tamil Nadu.

The survey covered a sample of a little over 4,500 voters. The voters were chosen from the voters’ list using the following criteria: One out of every two voters is a woman; One out of every three voters is in the age group 18-30 years; One out of every three voters is in the age group 30-55 years; One out of every three voters is in the age group above 55 years old, said Mohammed.

It seems AIADMK will be repeating its success story of 2011 because of the overwhelming support of the poor in the urban and rural segments. Jayalalithaa’s idea of running a welfare state, enabling educational and public health opportunities for ordinary people might apparently be paying off this time. Another factor that could contribute to this is the divided opposition in Tamil Nadu, according to the survey.

Mohammed says that if the present trend continues over the next 28 days, AIADMK will create history by bucking the trend and ending regime changes in the state every five years. Tamil Nadu has seen regime changes for 27 years from 1989. The last time Tamil Nadu saw a ruling chief minister winning an assembly election to comeback to power was in 1984 when M G Ramachandran (MGR), Jayalalithaa’s mentor returned to power.

Comments

 

Other News

India set to bolster ties with Brazil during Bolsonaro`s visit

As India gears up to celebrate its 71st Republic Day on January 26, it will host Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro as the chief guest of the event that marks the day when the country formally adopted the Constitution as the guiding document. This will be Bolsonaro’s maiden visit, which he would like

India gears up to meet Coronavirus challenge

With the outbreak of Coronavirus reported from China, India has started taking precautionary measures, and begun screening passengers of selected flights. “As of 21st January, a total of 43 flights and 9156 passengers have been screened for novel Coronavirus illness. Till now, no case

Reit: Real estate for retail

Every middle-class Indian dreams of a home coupled withlanded property to live off the rent. However, large initial investment, particularly inmetros, and low yields ensure that real estate is out of the reach of the common man. A return of 7-8 percent from commercial properties is considered highly commen

Maharashtra poll panel rolls out Electors Verification Programme

The Maharashtra State Election Commission has urged the residents to take advantage of the ongoing Electors Verification Programme (EVP) and register their names along with those of the members of their families in the electoral rolls. The drive, which started on November 11, 2019, will continue till Febru

Budget goes to print with Halwa ceremony

The budget season is here, and the annual document has gone to print, beginning the lock-in period till its presentation in parliament on February 1. The Halwa ceremony, marking the commencement of the budget printing process, was held in North Block Monday morning in the presence of finance

‘Desh Apnayen’ is a movement to partner with your country: Vallabh Bhansali

Investment banker, venture capitalist and stock-market expert Vallabh Bhansali is the co-founder and chairman of Enam Group, a pioneering equity research company in the country. He is a promoter of spiritual and cultural traditions and also an expert on development economics, behavioural science and co



Archives

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter