Anti-BJP grand alliance to sweep Bihar elections, 55% prefer Nitish as CM: IndiaTV poll survey


Anti-BJP grand alliance is likely to sweep next month’s Bihar polls if the India TV-CVoter poll survey holds true.

The grand alliance, which has RJD, Janata Dal(U) and Congress in Bihar is projected to win within a range of 116-132 out of total of 243 assembly seats.

Accordingly to the opinion poll, BJP-led combine, comprising BJP, LJP, RLSP and HAM, is expected to win within a range of 94-110 seats.

‘Others’ have been projected to win 13-21 seats, says the poll.

C-Voter said, the projections are based on a methodology based on random stratified sample of 10,638 interviews covering all 243 segments in Bihar during the last week of August and the first week of September adding that they factored a margin of three percent error in the projected results.

In the 2010 Bihar assembly polls, the then BJP-JD(U) alliance had won 206 seats, while Lalu Prasad’s RJD-led alliance with Paswan had emerged victorious only on 25 seats. However, during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the NDA comprising BJP, Ramvilas Paswan’s LJP and Upendra Kushwaha’s RLSP had piggybacked on Modi wave to win in 174 assembly segments, while the Lalu-Nitish combine could win only in 51 assembly segments.

An overwhelming 53 percent respondents also described the incumbent Nitish Kumar as their choice for the most preferred chief minister while only 18 percent preferred BJP leader Sushil Modi and 5 ercent each said they would have liked Lalu Prasad Yadav and Shatrughan Sinha for the CM’s post.


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