With just weeks left for the Manipur Assembly elections, an opinion poll was conducted to understand the mood of voters by ABP News and CVoter.

The Election Commission of India has banned political rallies, processions, or any sort of campaigning until January 15 in view of rising COVID-19 cases.

The ABP News-CVoter survey revealed which party has the voters’ mandate as of now.

Manipur Assembly Polls 2022: Vote Share & Projected Range Of Seats By ABP CVoter Opinion Poll

According to the ABP News-CVoter Opinion Poll, Bharatiya Janata Party and Indian National Congress seem to be close contenders for the upcoming elections and Manipur may witness a hung assembly this time.

The Opinion Poll further projected a range of seats for BJP between 23 to 27, while Congress may get 22-26 seats, competing with the BJP.

The Poll also revealed that so far, no clear majority can be assessed although BJP had been close to the magic number in previous surveys. From the trends observed in the latest survey, the BJP does not appear to have an edge over the Congress Party anymore.

The Naga ethnic party NPF is expected to win about 2 to 6 seats and ‘others’ could also tag along with the party that wins the polls to form the government in power.

“In terms of vote share, the BJP is projected to get 35.5 per cent votes, a decrease of 0.8 per cent as compared to 2017, while the Congress will also witness a decline in its vote share from 35.1 per cent in 2017 to 32.6 per cent in 2022 assembly elections,” said the ABP report.

The state of Manipur will go into assembly polls in two phases with the first phase on February 27 and the second on March 3.

Also read: Manipur pre-poll violence: Two BJP associates shot dead in Imphal West

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