Bihar: Majority exit polls predict close contest; Today's Chanakya shows clean sweep for NDA

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Patna, Nov 5: Curtains came down on Thursday on the staggered five-phase assembly elections in Bihar that pitted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP-led combine against the Grand Alliance of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, with more than half of the 1.55 crore electorate turning out to vote in the final round.

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As the polling for fifth and final phase ended, the exit poll started pouring in which are predicting a hung assembly in the 243-member assembly in Bihar as there is neck-to-neck fight in between both the major alliances.

Bihar: Exit polls predict tough contest

Any party or combine would need 122 seats to secure a simple majority in the 243-member assembly.

Here are the exit poll predictions from some of the major surveyors:

India Today-Cicero

According to India Today-Cicero exit poll, the BJP-led alliance is winning 120 seats while Nitish Kumar-led Grand Alliance is getting 117 seats.

NewsX-CNX survey

BJP+ 90-100

JDU+ 130-140

Others: 13-23

 Surveys
BJP+JDU+Others
India Today-Cicero111-127
 110-124 4-10
 NewsX-CNX 90-100 130-140 13-23
 India TV-CVoter 112-132 101-121 6-14
 ABP-Nielsen 108 130 05
 News 24-Today's Chanakya 155 (+/-11) 83 (+/-9) 5 (+/-3)

India TV-CVoter exit poll

JD(U)+ 112 to 132 seats.

BJP+ 101 to 121 seats.

Others 6-14 seats

ABP-Nielsen survey

BJP+ 108

JDU+ 130

Others: 5

News 24-Today's Chanakya survey

BJP+ 155 (+/-11)

JDU+ 83 (+/-9)

Others 5 (+/-3)

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