CNN-IBN and Axix-MyIndia poll survey on Thursday gave a comfortable victory to Nitish Kumar led alliance in Bihar elections.
According to the channel, JDU-RJD-Congress alliance are expected to win 137 seats, while the BJP-led NDA will get 95 seats.
JDU, which is contesting at 100 seats is expected to win 69, while Lalu Prasad Yadav’s RJD, also contesting at 100 seats is likely to win 48. The survey said that Congress could win 20 seats, 16 more seats than what it got in 2010 elections.
As for the BJP, it’s only expected to win 82 seats.
Nitish was also the most preferred choice for chief minister’s post and more than 60 percent respondents said that the development was the biggest election issue for them.
BJP’s Sushil Modi was a distant second choice for chief minister’s post.
JDU+ alliance is projected to secure 46 percent of vote share while the same for the BJP+ is likely to be at 38 percent.
Bihar is scheduled to go for polls in five phases with the first phase taking place on 12 October. The counting of the votes will take place on 8 November.
BJP’s GVL Narasimha Rao said that there were technical flaws in the survey.
He said, ” I’ve done more than 100 surveys as pollster. There seems to be massive discrepancies in the vote share between the JDU and the RJD.”
Pradeep Gupta of Axix-MyIndia poll agency said that his team had gone to ‘each and every seat’ of the state with the number of respondents exceeding more than 24000.
Satish Paswan of the RJD said that this was accurate reflection of the mood in Bihar,
He said, “BJP will suffer the same fate in Bihar as they did in Delhi. They stand exposed as Bihari people feel cheated now.”
Syed Afzal Abbas of JDU said, “We have faith in our 10 years of good work. People have realised that Modi did not fulfill the promise he made during Lok Sabha elections. People are asking what happened to Rs 15 lakh Modi had promised.”