Several exit polls have predicted a complete rout for the National Democratic Alliance comprising the BJP and the JDU in Bihar. While India Today’s exit poll said that Tejashwi Yadav-led Mahagathbandhan was set to win between 139 and 161 seats in the 243-seat Bihar assembly, Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV too said that BJP-JDU combine may fall short of a majority. The prediction by Republic TV came amidst its founder Arnab Goswami spending the fourth night in a row in judicial custody. As expected, this became a topic of jokes for netizens.
The exit poll prediction by CNN News 18-Todays Chanakya has given a whopping 180 seats to the Mahagathbandhan, while the NDA is only expected to win 55 seats, according to its survey.
This exit poll shows,Arnab is going to stay in Jail for longer period,,
— Sanjay Bhalla (@sanjaybhalla100) November 7, 2020
Maharashtra Police need not torture Arnab. Just put on the Exit Poll on TV and show him.
— Mehek (@MehekF) November 7, 2020
Just Two Days in jail & Arnab’s Republic gives the highest number of seats among all channels to RJD-INC-LEFT alliance in their exit poll 😂
Is it Arnab’s way of saying “Sorry Babu”? pic.twitter.com/KGI2CV4Zje
— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) November 7, 2020
Trump,arnab,Bihar exit poll
RW : 😭😭😭😭 2020 bklol pic.twitter.com/AEq58dxLE3
— KRitika🌈 (@Kritikashah_7) November 7, 2020
Bihar went to polls in three phases on 28 October, 3 November and 7 November. The counting is scheduled to be held on 10 November. While Nitish Kumar is seeking a fifth term in office, Tejashwi Yadav is the chief minister face for the RJD-Congress alliance.
LIVE UPDATES on today’s big stories will appear below:
22:55 PM: Record spike of 7,745 new coronavirus cases in Delhi take tally to over 4.3 lakh; toll rises to 6,989 with 77 more deaths: authorities (PTI)
20:11 PM: Arnab taken to Taloja Jail. Let me remind you who else is in that same jail: 83 year old Father Stan Swamy who has Parkinson’s and needs NIA permission to use a sipper to drink water. Great public intellectual Anand Teltumbde. Radio Rwanda is in same jail with people he demonised: Jignesh Mevani
18:03 PM: RJD warns workers to not indulge in celebratory firing or indecent behaviour with political opponents on 10 November regardless of the election outcome.
राजद के सभी कार्यकर्ता स्मरण रखें-
10 नवम्बर को चुनाव परिणाम कुछ भी हों उसे पूरे संयम, सादगी और शिष्टाचार से स्वीकारना है।
अनुचित आतिशबाज़ी, हर्ष फायरिंग, प्रतिद्वंदियों अथवा उनके समर्थकों के साथ अशिष्ट व्यवहार इत्यादि किसी कीमत पर स्वीकार नहीं होगा।
— Rashtriya Janata Dal (@RJDforIndia) November 8, 2020
17:01 PM: Four security personnel including an officer of the Indian Army killed during an anti-terror operation along the Line of Control or LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Three suspected militants also gunned down.
14:14 AM: CBI books Moyukh Bhaduri, former CMD, Hindustan Steelworks Construction Ltd in bribery case: officials. (PTI)
14:08 AM: People should avoid bursting firecrackers as pollution can affect COVID-19 patients: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. (PTI)
13:41 AM: A 28-year-old man was stabbed to death in south-east #Delhi’s East of Kailash in a brawl over urination in front of a grocery store, following which two shopowner brothers were arrested, police said on Sunday. (IANS)
12:46 AM: 5-yr-old boy stuck in borewell in Madhya Pradesh’s Niwari district has died. Rescue workers managed to retrieve him from the borewell and rushed him to a hospital, where doctors declared him dead: Officials. (PTI)
11:22 AM: Delhi has hit peak of third wave of COVID-19. Cases will come down soon: Health Minister Jain (PTI)
10:56 AM: In a shocking incident, a 15-year-old #Dalit girl was set ablaze in a village in #Ballia district by a youth for spurning his sexual advances. (IANS)
10:24 AM: Single day rise of 45,674 new COVID-19 cases, 559 fatalities pushes India’s virus caseload to 85,07,754, death toll to 1,26,121:Govt. (PTI)
09:49 AM: Congress President Sonia Gandhi appoints Congress General Secretaries Randeep Singh Surjewala & Avinash Pandey as Observers of Bihar; both leaders will be reaching Patna today. They’ll decide on political activities post poll results after talks with central leadership: Sources. (ANI)