Patna, Oct 8: Bihar Assembly Elections 2015 are spread across five phases, starting from Monday, Oct 12, then followed by Oct 16, Oct 28, Nov 1 and Nov 5. The counting of votes will take place on Sunday, Nov 8.
Like a religious practice during any poll in the country, media houses are busy conducting the pre-poll or opinion poll surveys to know the decision of the janata (public). This time too, some pre-poll surveys have been held by some news channels, let's take a look at what the numbers predict for the key players of the battleground Bihar.
Grand alliance of JD(U)-RJD-Congress or the NDA alliance of BJP-LJP-HAM: Who will win the crown of victory or who will bite the dust? Let's find out here:
India TV-CVoter pre-poll survey
India TV-CVoter poll predicted 116 seats to the grand alliance and 119 seats to the NDA alliance.
Seats Congress-JD(U)-RJD BJP-LJP-HAM Others
243 116 119 8
Who will be the best Chief Minister?
53%- Nitish Kumar
18%- Sushil Kumar Modi
5%- Shatrughan Sinha
Zee Media Pre-poll Survey
On Saturday, Sept 18, Zee Media conducted a pre-poll survey. Zee Media survey gave 140 seats to the NDA alliance while it gave 70 seats to the Grand Alliance.
NDA alliance: 50.8%
Grand Alliance: 42.5%
CNN IBN/IBN7-Axis survey
On Thursday, Oct 8, CNN IBN pre-poll survey predicted 137 seats for the Grand Alliance (69-JD(U), 48-RJD, 20-Congress) and 95 seats for the NDA alliance (82-BJP, 8-HAM, 3-RLSP, 2-LJP).
UPA alliance: 46%
NDA alliance: 38%
In 2010 Bihar assembly polls, the then BJP-JD(U) alliance had won 206 seats, while Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD-led alliance with LJP's Ram Vilas Paswan had won only 25 seats.
Stay tuned for more Pre-poll Surveys on Bihar Assembly Elections 2015.