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Every single opinion poll and back-of-the-envelope prediction has put the BJP-led NDA behind the Congres-led UPA. So far. Now, an internal poll commissioned by the BJP gives it a slight edge, in the wake of the desertions from the UPA ranks by the RJD, SP and LJP in the North, and the PMK in the South.

Notwithstanding the Satyam scam and the imputations of Y.S. Rajashekhara Reddy having benefited from it, the Congress is expected to hold on to its ground in Andhra Pradesh, winning 25 of the 40 seats, according to pollster G.V.L. Narasimha Rao, who was recently inducted into the BJP national executive.

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Sudheendra Kulkarni, a member of the BJP’s election strategy group, offers six reasons why the Congress will buck the forecasts and lose, on rediff.com:

# Betrayal of the aam admi

# Concern over economic security

# Concern over national security

# UPA has withered away

# Crisis of leadership in Congress

Read the full article: Six reasons why the Congress will lose

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