Counting of highly polarized elections will be on Sunday (Nov 8)
GN Bureau | November 5, 2015
Voting in the five-phase Bihar Assembly Elections 2015 concluded this evening. The results of exit polls are out.
Three exit polls have predicted a close fight between the BJP-led NDA and the grand alliance in the Bihar assembly elections.
India Today-Cicero predicting 120 seats for the NDA, 117 for the JDU-RJD combine and giving 6 to ‘Others’.
C Voter predicted 111 seats for the NDA, gave 122 and JDU-RJD and 10 to ‘Others’.
News Nation with Chanakya predicted 115-119 seats for NDA, 120-124 for JDU-RJD and 3-5 for ‘Others’.
Various other exit polls are still trickling in. However, no one is giving clear majority to either the NDA or the alliance of JDU and RJD.
Elections were held across five phases, from 12 October to 5 November, for a total of 243 seats in the Bihar assembly.
The campaign was highly polarised, with the BJP bringing up issues like cow slaughter and chief minister Kumar pitching it as a Bihar vs Bahari( outsider) contest. However, the assembly elections are seen as an indicator of the popularity of prime minister Narendra Modi who led the NDA campaign. The alliance did not project a chief ministerial candidate during the campaign, deciding instead to peg its chances on Modi’s popularity.
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