Patna, Oct 29: There is a good news for Modi-led Saffron brigade which is fighting hard to outshine Nitish Kumar headed grand alliance in Bihar assembly polls. Reportedly, Bihar witnessed record voter turnout during third phase of polling on Wednesday(October 28).
According to a TOI report, the polling percentage crossed previous record of2010 state elections.
Out of 50 constituencies of the third phase, BJP had won 20 in last state polls. In 2014 Lok Sabha Polls too, Modi-led NDA had got upper hand in comparison to grand alliance party. NDA had received same per cent(46) of votes as RJD, JD(U) and Congress together got in general election 2014.
On the basis of caste calculation, BJP strategists believe that it will outdo Lalu-Nitish alliance.
Sources say that large number of people from EBCs and Dalits may have voted for BJP candidates in Arrah and Vaishali district. Grand alliance is also getting competition from BJP's core supporters like upper castes, Vaishyas, Paswans and Musahars who will most likely vote for Modi brigade in coming phase too.
After first round of polling where BJP's hopes got dashed down, party has now regained confidence once again.
55 seats will be polled in the fourth round which is scheduled to be held on Sunday. Amongst these, both the group BJP and rival section hold 26 seats each.
According to a TOI report, In the last year general elections, the Modi wave had helped BJP to win 53 of these seats. It outsigned Lalu-Nitish coalition by receiving 44% votes, while rival party could manage to get only 38 per cent.