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Maharashtra polls ---any indications?

Asked by Good Citizen, 30 Sep '09 12:12 pm
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At least 145 seats are required for a majority in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly. Bookies said that the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) combine will win a minimum of 107 seats, but the odds are quite high against the combine winning even 140 seats.

On the other hand, the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) together are expected by bookmakers to win a minimum of 100 seats.

The Congress is fighting in 174 assembly seats and the odds of it winning 75 seats are 23 paise on every rupee. Bookies are willing to give Rs 1.90 on every rupee if the Congress manages to corner 90 seats in the state. In the 2004 elections, the Congress fought in 164 seats and won 69, while NCP fought in 124 seats and managed to win 71.

Punters said the ruling party could have done better but for the statements by NCP supremo Sharad Pawar that the Congress is on a weak footing in Maharashtra and food prices will not fall in a hurry, which have dented the Congress image.

NCP, which i ...more
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 04 Oct '09 09:31 pm

 
  
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Congress may sweep...!
Answered by Dil Se, 30 Sep '09 12:39 pm

 
  
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