In a recent survey conducted by ABP C-Voter, both the Opposition and the ruling NDA expressed support for the Women’s Reservation Bill during the Special Parliament Session. The bill, known as the ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam,’ guarantees a 33 percent quota for women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies, including the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
ABP Cvoter conducted a survey among supporters of both the opposition and the NDA to determine which party or alliance would gain the most electoral advantage from the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill.
Regarding the question of which party would benefit the most, 36.4% of respondents voted for the ‘NDA Alliance.’ This included 29 percent of opposition supporters and 47 percent of NDA supporters.
Among the opposition supporters, 27 percent voted in favor of the ‘I.N.D.I.A’ alliance, while according to NDA supporters, the opposition bloc would only benefit by 11 percent.
Twenty percent of opposition supporters and 17 percent of NDA voters believed that both the ‘NDA’ and ‘I.N.D.I.A’ alliances would benefit from the passage of the bill. Approximately 9.5% of respondents, including 8.1% of Opposition supporters and 11.6% of NDA supporters, remained undecided or chose not to express their viewpoint.
The survey also explored allegations by opposition leaders that the Modi government introduced the Women’s Reservation Bill solely for electoral advantage.
Approximately 42.3% of respondents endorsed the opposition’s allegation, with 52.2% of Opposition supporters and 27.3% of NDA supporters in agreement.
In contrast, 42.7% of respondents opposed the allegation, with 31.5% of Opposition supporters and 59.5% of NDA supporters taking this stance. About 15.1% of respondents, including 16.3% of Opposition supporters and 13.2% of NDA supporters, remained undecided or chose not to express their viewpoint.
[Disclaimer: This survey was based on CVoter personal interviews conducted among 5,403 adults across India. Sometimes the table figures do not sum to 100 due to rounding off effects. The survey was conducted from Saturday to Sunday afternoon. The Margin of error is +/- 3% at the macro level and +/- 5% at the micro level. We believe this will give the closest possible resemblance to the trends.]