Guj: Leop­ard cub dies of pneu­mo­nia in Gir for­est Sur­vey gives thump­ing ma­jor­ity to Cong in Raj, sim­ple ma­jor­ity in MP

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AHMED­ABAD: A one-and­half-year old leop­ard cub died due to pneu­mo­nia in Gir for­est in Gu­jarat's Am­reli dis­trict, a se­nior of­fi­cial said Fri­day.

The car­cass of the leop­ard cub was found by for­est staff in Dalkha­nia range of Gir for­est in Dhari taluka of Am­reli dis­trict Thurs­day, Prin­ci­pal Chief Con­ser­va­tor of For­est (Wildlife) A K Sax­ena said.

“As per re­ports shared by

lo­cal of­fi­cials, the leop­ard cub died due to lung in­fec­tion, that is pneu­mo­nia. The cause of death was re­vealed dur­ing the post mortem,” said Sax­ena.

“Ev­ery in­fec­tion is not a virus in­fec­tion. Young cubs are nor­mally sus­cep­ti­ble to such lung in­fec­tion. This is a com­mon is­sue among young cubs,” he added. In­ci­den­tally, this is the same for­est range where 23 li­ons died in Septem­ber due to in­fight­ing, Ca­nine Dis­tem­per Virus and Pro­to­zoa in­fec­tion.

Sax­ena said that the leop­ard's death was not con­nected with the in­fec­tion that killed the li­ons ear­lier. NEW DELHI: With elec­tion cam­paign in full swing in five poll-bound states, an opin­ion poll by C-voter has pro­jected a thump­ing ma­jor­ity for the Congress with 145 seats in Ra­jasthan and a sim­ple ma­jor­ity in Mad­hya Pradesh.

The Cen­ter For Vot­ing Opin­ions and Trends in Elec­tion Re­search (C-voter), in its No­vem­ber (week 2) poll has also pro­jected a clear ma­jor­ity of 64 seats to the Congress-tdp com­bine in Te­lan­gana and a very close fight in Ch­hat­tis­garh with a slen­der edge for the BJP.

Polls in Ch­hat­tis­garh, Mad­hya Pradesh, Mi­zo­ram, Ra­jasthan and Te­lan­gana will be held be­tween No­vem­ber 12 and De­cem­ber 7. Count­ing of votes will be taken up to­gether in all the five states on De­cem­ber 11.

The sur­vey in Ra­jasthan gave the rul­ing BJP only 45 seats with 39.7 per cent vote share, against 47.9 per cent of the op­po­si­tion Congress.

In Mad­hya Pradesh, the C-voter poll pro­jec­tions gave the BJP 107 seats with a vote share of 41.5 per cent, against Congress' vote share of 42.3 per cent and a sim­ple ma­jor­ity of 116 seats. The opin­ion poll did not give a clear ma­jor­ity to any party in Mi­zo­ram, with the Mizo Na­tional Front pro­jected to lead with 17 seats, fol­lowed by the Congress with 12 seats and Zo­ram Peo­ple's Move­ment (ZPM) with nine seats.

Pre­dict­ing a close fight in Ch­hat­tis­garh, C-voter poll sur­vey gave 41 seats to the Congress with a 42.2 per cent vote share, with six seats to oth­ers and 16.2 per cent vote share. The BJP is pro­jected to get a slightly lower 41.6 per cent vote share and 43 seats.

The poll sur­vey of No­vem­ber week-2 done for ABP News and Repub­lic TV has a to­tal sam­ple size of 67,848 for five states, with 13,377 in Ra­jasthan, 25,745 in Mad­hya Pradesh and 13,911 in Ch­hat­tis­garh, 13,624 in Te­lan­gana and 1191 in Mi­zo­ram.

In con­trast, C-voter has claimed that the CNX poll sur­vey for Times Now and In­dia TV in Ra­jasthan has pro­jected 115 seats for Congress against 75 to BJP, while CSDS sur­vey for ABP has pro­jected 110 to Congress and 84 to BJP and Cfore poll sur­vey for Asianet giv­ing 130 to Congress and 65 to BJP.

For Mad­hya Pradesh, the agency has claimed the CNX poll sur­vey pro­jected 122 seats for the BJP and 95 for the Congress, with CSDS giv­ing 116 to the saf­fron party and 105 to the Congress.

In Ch­hat­tis­garh, the CNX poll sur­vey has pro­jected that the BJP could get 50 and Congress 30 seats, with oth­ers get­ting 10 seats, while the CSDS poll gave 56 to the BJP, 25 to the Congress and nine to oth­ers.

Congress chief spokesper­son Ran­deep Sur­je­w­ala said while the C-voter sur­vey is heart­en­ing and in­ter­est­ing, the sit­u­a­tion on the ground is that the party is win­ning in Ch­hat­tis­garh, Mad­hya Pradesh, Ra­jasthan and also in Te­lan­gana in a re­sound­ing man­ner.

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