The BJP in Manipur has a slight edge over rival Congress in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state, according to an opinion poll. 

The BJP is predicted to win 26-30 seats, while the Congress may secure 22-26, according to India TV-Ground Zero Research Team Opinion Poll. 

On the other hand, NPF and NPP – both partners in the ruling BJP-led coalition government in Manipur – may be able to secure 3-7 seats and 1-3 seats respectively. 

Meanwhile, Manipur chief minister Biren Singh leads the CM race with 37% approval rating against 34% of Congress’ Okram Ibobi Singh. 

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However, it may not be such a smooth ride for the BJP in other states that go to polls simultaneously with Manipur. 

The Congress has an upper hand in Punjab and Goa, according to the opinion poll. 

On the other hand, it’s a neck-and-neck contest between the Congress and the BJP in Uttarakhand. 

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India TV-Ground Zero Research Team Opinion Poll 

Manipur: 60 seats  

BJP: 26-30 (39%)  

Congress: 22-26 (37%)  

NPF: 3-7 (11%)  

NPP: 1-3 (4%)  

Others: 0-2 (9%) 

Punjab: 117 seats  

Congress: 50-52 (45% votes)  

Akali Dal: 30-32 (22%)  

AAP: 29-31 (28%)  

BJP+: 1-3 (5%)  

Others: 1-3 (9%) 

Goa: 40 seats  

Congress+: 17-21 (35%)  

BJP: 14-18 (31%)  

TMC+: 2-4 (12%)  

AAP: 0-2 (10%)  

Others: 0-1 (12%) 

Uttarakhand: 70 seats  

Congress: 33-35 (46%)  

BJP: 33-35 (45%)  

AAP: 0-1 (4%)  

Others: 0-2 (3%) 

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