SwamyG wrote:I seek assurances from knowledgable folks in BRF. I want to hear the real news from the ground. Great campaigns don't mean seats. With so much to lose, there is naturally some second guessing and shivering.
The voting percentage seems to be not as high as in the first few phases. I don't want congress to claw back with MSM.
Low percentages can have other reasons as well, e.g. that most of Congress or ally supporters just don't show up to vote!
All those who have been Congress supporters all their life, and hate BJP and are even more disgusted by Congress's record and in fact have lost all hope of a Congress victory, why would they want go out in the heat, stand in a queue to vote for a party they are angry with and also don't expect to win?
Close contests are there where supporters from both sides (or for that matter for multiple sides) are motivated, energized and expect to win. But if one side simply lays down its weapons and go back to heir homes, then yes the number of soldiers standing in the field would look far fewer, just over the half, and for the keen eye, they may also be supporting similar colors.
Most non-NDA supporters are going out to vote simply because they are being paid to do so! And there can never be enough money to go around to buy a whole state.