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Jaipur: BJP goes for reality check with booth-wise tally

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 - 2:13pm IST | Place: Jaipur | Agency: DNA

The high voter turnout in the Assembly polls may have triggered jubilation in the state BJP already but a section of the party leaders are baffled and still have doubts about a clear majority to the party in state elections.

This is the reason why BJP office bearers are taking account of prospects of victory from all the candidates besides a close look at the polling booth-wise voting patterns and the caste-based voting.

This introspection would help BJP arrive at a better analysis of its prospects on the 199 Assembly seats in the state.

This time the voting percentage has risen by 9% and interestingly both BJP and Congress have sufficient reasons to draw a conclusion that all is well for them. According to sources, the BJP has started its analysis to assess whether this unprecedented rise is in its favour or not. Meanwhile, the state BJP is projecting the high voter turnout to be in its favour and an indication of clear majority to party as well as a reflection of state’s mandate against the UPA and Congress-led government in the state. In reality, however, BJP is in the process of assessing the profit-loss equation arising out of the high vote percentage.

Starting Tuesday, the BJP called its candidates from divisions of the state for a feedback session in the capital seeking polling booth-wise information on voting. “Data related to booth-wise voting for and against the candidates were recorded. The party leaders including, Vasundhara Raje and Gulab Chand Kataria questioned candidates on the status in their constituencies,” a candidate said.

The feedback session tries to seek answers to questions such as how many votes were secured by which candidate, is the candidate in a position to win and who is in close contest and who will be the runners-up. In addition to this, data related to polling pattern is also being collected from the district presidents of the party so that the information given by the candidates can be cross-checked.

As per sources, the BJP wants to be sure about the total seats it will win on the basis of a ground report rather than on the hyped equation.

This is the reason why reports are sought from candidates and party office bearers both. It is said that the party will be able to assess the exact number of seats on which it will be leading.

Meanwhile, the BJP also has a close eye on the constituencies where the Independents are at a better footing so that they can be contacted if the party falls short of majority in the state.


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