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A reverse swing notwithstanding, the Congress is likely to retain its government.

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Voting intention and seat forecast for coming Vidhan Sabha elections  

Party

Actual vote in 1998 (%)

Voting intention for 2003 (%)

Swing

(%)

Actual number of seats in 1998

Projected number of seats for 2003

BJP

33.9

36.4

+ 2.5

33

67

INC

45.2

40.7

-- 4.5

153

113

Others

20.9

22.9

+ 2.0

14

20

Total

100

100

0

200

200

 

1. The reasons for intending to vote for a particular party 

Respondents who had indicated a Party they would vote for in the coming elections were next asked to give their reasons of why they would vote for that Party.  They were free to give one or more reasons.  The reasons given for voting for Congress and BJP are summarized in the table below : 

 

Congress -I

BJP

Base : Would Vote for.....

2982

2667

% saying:

%

%

It can ensure justice for poor

27

17

Prefer this party from the beginning

21

18

It can improve villages

16

13

Because of the leader of the party

13

17

Provide food during drought

11

1

It will solve state's problems

10

9

Does development work

10

10

27% of the respondents who said that they would vote for the Congress say so because they feel that it is the party that ensures justice for the poor and another 16% said it can improve villages.

17% of the respondents who said that they would vote for BJP would do so because of the leader of the party.

2. Important issues facing the State today  

Respondents were asked to state the three main issues facing the State today.  A large number of problems were mentioned.  The main problems mentioned by over 10% of the respondents were : 

 

All Sample

Urban

Rural

Base : All respondents

7328

1891

5437

% saying..

%

%

%

Providing employment opportunities

47

55

45

Water problem

44

33

48

Electricity / Power situation

29

21

32

Improving roads in the state

13

13

13

Poverty                                              

12

10

13

Overall development of the State

10

14

8

 As can be seen unemployment, water availability and electricity/power situation are the main concerns of the people of Rajasthan.

3. Whether Voted in 1998 Vidhan Sabha elections 

The respondents were next asked whether they had voted in the last Vidhan Sabha elections that were held in 1998. 

 

All Sample

Urban

Rural

Base : All Sample

7328

1891

5437

% saying:

%

%

%

Yes

86

87

86

No

14

13

14

 86% of the respondents in the sample claimed that they had cast their votes in the 1998 Vidhan Sabha Elections.  

4.  Party voted for in the 1998 Vidhan Sabha Elections Vs. Party intend to vote for now 

 

Party voted for in the 1998 Vidhan Sabha Elections

Base : Claim to have voted

Congress (I)

BJP

in 1998 for ..

3025

2183

Party intend to vote now

 

 

% saying:

%

%

Congress - I

81.2

5.9

BJP

11.2

88.3

Others / INDP

2.9

2.0

Don’t know / Can’t say

4.6

3.6

11.2% of the respondents in the sample who claimed to have voted in favour of Congress (I) in the last Vidhan Sabha Elections have said that they will vote for BJP this time.  Where as only 5.9% of those said they had voted for BJP now intent to vote for Congress (I).

5. Reasons for Shifting away from Congress (I)   

Those said that they had voted for INC in 1998 but now intend to vote for BJP were asked the reasons for the change in their voting intentions.

The main reasons as mentioned by the respondents were: 

Base : those who claimed to have voted for Congress (I)  last time but now intend to vote for BJP

338

% saying…

%

It can maintain law and order  (BJP)

30

Keep promises   (BJP)

10

It can bring down corruption / reduce corruption (BJP)

9

It will solve state's problems  (BJP)

9

Because of the leader of the party  (BJP)

8

As can be seen from the above table, it is mainly that BJP is seen as a party that can maintain law and order and party that keeps its promises that has attracted people to BJP away from the Congress.

6. Performance of Ashok Gehlot as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan 

Respondents were next asked to rate the performance of Ashok Gehlot of Congress (I) as the Chief Minister during his 5 year tenure in Rajasthan.  Responses are as mentioned below: 

 

All Sample

Urban

Rural

Base : All respondents

7328

1891

5437

% saying..

%

%

%

Very Good

14

15

14

Good

29

30

28

Average

27

28

27

Poor

20

18

21

Very Poor

6

4

7

Don’t Know / Can’t Say

4

5

3

Mean score (out of 5)

3.24

3.33

3.22

43% of the respondents have rated the performance of Sh. Gehlot as the CM of Rajasthan as good to very good compared to 26% who rated it as ‘poor/very poor’. The mean score of 3.24 out of 5.00 indicates an above average rating of the govt. 

7. Main achievements of Ashok Gehlot 

All those respondents who had rated the performance of the CM in the past five years  as very good or good, were asked the reasons for the same. The responses were: 

Base: All those who rated performance of CM as very good or good

3111

% saying:

%

Provide adequate drought relief                         

69

Improved roads in the state                             

27

Has done a lot for overall development of the State     

24

Has solved the water problem                            

21

Provided Employment opportunities                       

16

Has reduce poverty levels in the State                  

15

Provided better education                               

14

Has improved electricity / power situation in the State 

12

The main reason (69%) for rating Sh. Gehlot as good or very good is that he had provided adequate drought relief to the people in the state.

8. Main failures of Ashok Gehlot

All those respondents who had rated the performance of the CM in the past five years as poor or very poor, were asked the reasons for the same. The responses were: 

Base: All those who rated performance of CM as poor or very poor

1960

% saying:

%

Has not provided employment opportunities                     

36

Has not done enough for overall development of the State      

32

Has not improved electricity / Power situation in the state   

27

Has not solved the water problem                              

25

Did not provided adequate drought relief                      

17

Has not done enough to reduce poverty levels in the State     

16

Corruption has grown.                                         

16

Has not improved roads in the state                           

15

36% of the respondents feel that Sh. Gehlot has not done enough to provide employment opportunities in the state and another 32% said he had not done enough for the overall development in the state.

9. Opinion on arrest of Praveen Togadia

The respondents were asked for their opinion about the Sh. Gehlot’s action of getting Praveen Togadia arrested for distributing trishuls. The views of the respondents are mentioned below: 

Base: All Respondents

7328

%saying:

%

Ashok Gehlot was right in getting Praveen Togadia arrested for distributing trishuls

33

Ashok Gehlot was not right in getting Praveen Togadia arrested for distributing trishuls

33

Don’t know / Can’t say 

34

 Opinion was divided on whether Sh. Gehlot was right or not right in getting Praveen Togadia arrested for distributing trishuls. 

 10. Announcement of reservation for economically backward upper castes

The respondents were asked their opinion about the announcement  of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot regarding 14% reservation for economically backward Brahmins and Rajputs in Government jobs.. The views of the respondents are mentioned below: 

Base: All Respondents

7328

% saying:

%

It is a serious effort towards reducing inequality in reservation of certain sections of society

29

It is just a political gimmick considering the coming elections in the state

45

Others

25

Don’t know / Can’t say

1

 45% of the respondents feel that the announcement is just a political gimmick considering the coming elections in the state whereas, 29% felt it was a serious effort in reducing inequality among certain sections.

11. Opinion on the Parivartan Yatra by Vasundhara Raje  

The respondents were asked their opinion about the recent Parivartan Yatra undertaken by Vasundhara Raje. The views of the respondents are mentioned below: 

Base: All Respondents

7328

% saying:

%

It is a serious effort by Vasundhara Raje to understand the issues concerning the people of Rajasthan

30

It is just a political gimmick considering the coming elections in the state

47

Don’t know / Can’t say 

23

47% of the respondents feel that the Parivartan Yatra by Ms. Raje is just a political gimmick considering the coming elections in the state and another 23% did not comment.

12. Most capable of being the next CM of Rajasthan  

The respondents were asked who as per their opinion is the most capable of being the next Chief Minister of Rajasthan. The views of the respondents are mentioned below: 

Base: All Respondents

7328

% saying:

%

Ashok Gehlot

43

Vasundhara Raje

32

Girija Vyas

2

Gulab Chand Kataria

2

Lalit Kishore Chaturvedi

1

Bhanwar Lal Sharma

1

43% of the respondents feel that Ashok Gehlot of Congress(I) is the most capable of being the next Chief Minister of Rajasthan compared to 32%, who felt Vasundhara Raje was the most suited.

13a. Reasons for preferring Ashok Gehlot as CM

Respondents who had indicated Ashok Gehlot as being the most capable of becoming the CM of Rajasthan were next asked to give their reasons for preferring him. They were free to give one or more reasons.    

Base: Those preferring Ashok Gehlot as next CM

3163

% saying:

%

Done development work / good work          

28

Provided adequate relief during draught    

25

Help the poor people                       

24

He is honest / clean image                 

16

Good performance of track record            

15

He is a Popular leader                

11

28% of those who had mentioned Ashok Gehlot as the most capable of becoming the next CM of Rajasthan say so because of the good development work done by him in the state followed closely by 25% who said that he had provided adequate drought relief and 24% who said he had helped the poor.  

13b. Reasons for preferring Vasundhara Raje as CM 

Respondents who had indicated Vasundhara Raje as being the most capable of becoming the CM of Rajasthan were next asked to give their reasons for preferring her. They were free to give one or more reasons.      

Base: Those preferring Vasundhara Raje as next CM

2374

% saying:

%

Done development work / good work          

20

She is honest / clean image                 

16

Help the poor people                       

14

She is a Popular leader                

13

She is a candidate from BJP             

12

Good performance of track record           

10

36% of those who had mentioned Vasundhara Raje as the most capable of becoming the next CM of Rajasthan say so because of her honest/clean image and the good development work done by her in the state.

List of Assembly Constituencies covered in Rajasthan 

AC

NO.

ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCY

PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCY

1

 BHADRA

 GANGANAGAR(SC)

7

 KESRISINGHPUR (SC)

GANGANAGAR(SC)

10

 PILIBANGA

BIKANER

16

 DUNGARGARH

CHURU

17

 SUJANGARH (SC)

CHURU

27

 NAWALGARH

JHUNJHUNU

34

 DANTA – RAMGARH

SIKAR

39

 AMBER

DAUSA

42

 JOHRIBAZAR

JAIPUR

48

 PHAGI (SC)

JAIPUR

51

 BANDIKUI

DAUSA

58

 BEHROR

ALWAR

63

 ALWAR

ALWAR

67

 KATHUMAR (SC)

BHARATPUR

72

 BHARATPUR

BHARATPUR

79

 BARI

BAYANA(SC)

85

 GANGAPUR

SAWAI MADHOPUR(ST)

93

 MALPURA

TONK(SC)

94

 KISHANGARH

AJMER

100

 MASUDA

AJMER

103

 HINDOLI

KOTA

105

 PATAN (SC)

KOTA

118

 JHALRAPATAN

JHALAWAR

120

 DAG (SC)

JHALAWAR

122

 GANGRAR (SC)

CHITTORGARH

126

 BADI SADRI

CHITTORGARH

128

 KUSHALGARH (ST)

BANSWARA(ST)

134

 CHORASI (ST)

BANSWARA(ST)

137

 LASADIA (ST)

SALUMBER(ST)

141

 NATHDWARA

UDAIPUR

148

 GONGUNDA (ST)

SALUMBER(ST)

151

 MANDAL

BHILWARA

157

 BANERA

BHILWARA

165

 SUMERPUR

PALI

166

 BALI

PALI

171

 RANIWARA

JALORE(SC)

173

 JALORE (SC)

JALORE(SC)

178

 GUDAMALANI

BARMER

180

 SHEO

BARMER

186

 LUNI

JODHPUR

192

 JAYAL (SC)

BIKANER

200

MUNDWA

NAGAUR


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