Rajdeep Sardesai at ibnlive.com: Poll tracker: NDA to win 172-180 seats, UPA 149-157, others 147-155:
...the CNN-IBN-CSDS-The Hindu Election Tracker survey shows that the 2014 Lok Sabha election is going to throw up a fractured mandate with neither of two coming anywhere close to the half-way mark of 272 in the 545-member Lok Sabha which has two nominated members.
Read the full survey and analysis at ibnlive.com: Poll tracker: NDA to win 172-180 seats, UPA 149-157, others 147-155
Also read, Smita Gupta in the Hindu: Hung Lok Sabha predicted as NDA, UPA fall far short
These figures for the two principal parties, however, need to be viewed with some caution. One, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, the North-east (barring Assam) and the Union territories (barring Delhi) that account for 32 Lok Sabha seats (of which the Congress currently has 16, the BJP seven) were excluded from the CSDS survey that was conducted across 18 major States.
Two, the Congress that recently tied up with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha in Jharkhand is likely to acquire an electoral partner in Bihar — and perhaps, in West Bengal — closer to the elections. Three, the political picture will alter in Andhra Pradesh if the UPA government announces a separate state of Telengana ahead of May 2014.
Read the full piece at the Hindu website: Hung Lok Sabha predicted as NDA, UPA fall far short