Patna: A recent survey has indicated that the BJP-led NDA will get 147 seats in the upcoming Bihar Assembly Elections, whereas the grand alliance will bag 64 seats.
As per a survey by Zee Media Group, 53.8 percent of the people feel that the next government will be that of the NDA and 40.2 percent of the people said that the grand alliance would come to power.
Jitan Ram Manjhi's HAM, Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti party (LJP) and Union minister Upendra Kushwaha's Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) have joined hands with BJP as part of the National Democratic Alliance.
The grand alliance comprises of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Janata Dal (United), Congress and Janata Dal (Secular).
As for the trend regarding areas affected by Naxalism, 54.6 percent said that NDA will win and 39.7 percent said that the grand alliance would romp home.
When asked by the politically powerful Yadav community as to which party stands where, 43.7 percent said that NDA would win but more than fifty percent (50.2 percent) said that the grand alliance would be the victors.
Coming to the female population, 58.1 percent of women said that BJP-led NDA would come to power, whereas 35.2 percent said that they want grand alliance to form the next government.
The survey was also done on the basis of caste and religion.
35.9 percent of Muslims preferred the NDA, while a majority of 57.9 percent opted for the grand alliance.
As for the Hindus of Bihar, 57.4 percent preferred the NDA and 36.6 percent preferred the grand alliance.
The survey was done between 29 and 30 September, 2015.
Polls to the 243-seat Assembly is to be held on October 12, 16, 28, November 1 and 5.
The counting of votes is scheduled for November 08.