First phase of Bihar polls near, PM Narendra Modi to address four rallies today

With high-stakes Bihar elections nearing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address four rallies in the poll bound state on Thursday.

First phase of Bihar polls near, PM Narendra Modi to address four rallies today

Patna: With high-stakes Bihar elections nearing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address four rallies in the poll bound state on Thursday.

The Bharatiya Janata Party's star campaigner will address back-to-back rallies in Bihar's four districts, Munger, Samastipur, Begusarai and Nawada today.

The BJP, which is banking on Modi's charisma to win over Bihar, has made elaborate arrangements for its tallest leader.

PM Modi will continue with the election campaign and address three rallies in Sasaram, Makhdumpur and Arwal.

The BJP leader is expected to address few more rallies on Friday (October 10), however, there is no official conformation on such events.

The main contest is between the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance and the grand alliance of Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress.

Bihar will elect a new 243-member Assembly in staggered polls to be held between October 12 and November 5. The counting of votes will be held on November 8.

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.

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.

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