Bihar exit polls 2015: Today's Chanakya predicts massive win for BJP-led NDA; can they be proven right again?
Broad trends from various exit polls forecast a close fight in Bihar.
New Delhi: As the D-day for 2015 Bihar Assembly Elections draws to a close, broad trends from various exit polls forecast a close fight.
However, Today's Chanakya on News 24 channel gave the BJP-led alliance a strong majority with 155 seats (plus minus 11 seats) and the rival JDU-led alliance 80 (plus minus 9).
'Others' were predicted to get five seats (plus minus 3).
On the other hand, most of the exit polls at the conclusion of voting in the Bihar Assembly elections today predicted that the Nitish Kumar-led Grand Alliance will win while some forecast victory for the BJP-led grouping.
Polls on Times Now in association with C-Voter predicted 122 seats in a house of 243 to the grand alliance while News X predicted 130 to 140 seats for it. The two channels gave the BJP-led alliance 111 and 90 to 100 seats respectively.
India Today-Cicero poll predicted 113 to 127 seats for the NDA comprising BJP, LJP, HAM (Secular) and RLSP and 111 to 123 for the JDU-led alliance.
Hindi channel India TV forecast 112 to 132 seats for the JD-U led alliance and 101 to 121 for the NDA.
The Nitish Kumar-led alliance was predicted to get a simple majority of 120 to 124 by the News Nation channel, which predicted 115 to 119 seats for the rival alliance.
ABP-Nielsen poll predicted 130 seats for the JD(U)-led alliance against 108 for BJP-headed grouping. 'Others' have been given 5 seats.
In the outgoing assembly, the JDU and BJP had contested elections and together and won a massive majority. The JDU had won 115 seats and BJP 91.
The RJD had won 22 and Congress 04 when they contested on their own.
But what remains to be seen is that whether the predictions of Today's Chanakya will come true like it did during the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections and the last Delhi Assembly Elections.
In 2014 General Elections, it had predicted 291 plus-minus 14 seats for the BJP, Congress 57 plus-minus, 9 seats, 340 plus-minus 14 seats for the NDA and 70 plus-minus 9 seats for the UPA.
The rest as they is history.
(With PTI inputs)