Bihar voting over, exit polls predict very close outcome

Counting of highly polarized elections will be on Sunday (Nov 8)

GN Bureau | November 5, 2015


#BJP   #Bihar Poll   #pre-poll surveys   #JD-U   #RJD   #surveys  


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.

Comments

 

Other News

PSUs must be more disciplined: Anil Swarup

 Public sector undertakings (PSUs) can become more efficient only through discipline, said Anil Swarup, secretary, department of school education and literacy, ministry of human resource development. Speaking at the 2nd India PSU IT Forum organised by Governance Now on Wednesdaty, Swarup laid

Tejas Express: Not so tej

 Tejas Express, a semi-high speed train, is supposed to run at 200 kmph. But, on its inaugural run between Mumbai to Karmali (Goa), it touched a maximum speed of 110 kmph. A few days before it was flagged off by railway minister Suresh Prabhu on May 22, Indian Railways claimed that the train

NHRC notice to Jharkhand over abduction of 1,000 kids

The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Jharkhand government and sought a report over 1,000 children being reportedly abducted and recruited by Maoists over the past few years.   The commission cited a news article and said that it brings forth the sta

The walled city by moonlight

In 1998, as a 12-year-old, I was fascinated by the spectacle on display in the streets of Chandni Chowk, where I grew up, during the Chaudhvin Ka Chand festival, which recreated the Mugh

“In future, education will be either blended or fully online”

What restricts MOOCs’ acceptance despite having credits? It is just a matter of time. India has been used to the traditional way of education. However, the fact that India is the second biggest learner base for edX, after the United States, speaks volumes ab

Online learning is the way forward

Sameer Srivastava, a school topper from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, wanted to study in an IIT like any other engineering aspirant. But getting into an institution where only less than one percent of the applicants are selected was a big hurdle. Not cutting the IIT mark, Sameer decided to settle for an



Video

प्रभुनाथ सिंह को हत्याकांड में उम्रकैद की सजा

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter