Survey predicts mixed results for Bihar

Last Updated : 08 October 2015, 19:17 IST

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Two pre-poll surveys on Bihar Assembly elections on Thursday gave contrasting predictions with one giving a comfortable win for the Nitish Kumar-led Grand Alliance while the other giving the impression of a photo finish with a slight edge for BJP-led NDA though it falls short of majority by a whisker.

According to the survey by CNN-IBN-Axis, the JD(U)-RJD-Congress alliance is likely to romp home comfortably in the coming Bihar Assembly polls relegating the BJP-led combine to a distant second.

This survey gives the JD(U)-RJD-Congress combine 137 (+/-8) seats in the 243-member Assembly, way ahead of the majority mark of 122.

The BJP-led NDA is a distant second at 95 (+/-8) while others – the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Nationalist Congress Party, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) – are likely to get 11 (+/-3) seats.

The NDA combine has also the Lok Janshakti Party, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party and the Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) in its fold.

Nitish-led JD(U) alone is likely to get 64-74 seats out of the 100 it is contesting while Lalu Prasad-led RJD is expected to get 46-50 seats out of 100 seats, it is contesting.

If one goes by the poll survey, the Congress will be the biggest gainer as it is expected to win 19-21 seats, out of 40 seats it is contesting.

The BJP is likely to get 77-87 seats out of 160 seats it is contesting while the LJP is projected to get just 1-3 seats and Upendra Kushwaha’s RLSP 2-4. The former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi led HAM may get 7-9 seats.

However, the IndiaTV-CVoter survey predicted 119 seats for the NDA, three short of the magic mark.

The alliance led by JD(U) will be a close second with 116 seats. Eight seats may go to 'others', according to the India TV-C Voter survey.

According to an India TV statement, the NDA is projected to get 43 per cent vote share, compared to 41 per cent share of the grand alliance.

Published 08 October 2015, 19:17 IST

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