Exit polls at the end of five- phased polling in Bihar assembly elections today predicted a close fight with majority of them giving an edge to the grand alliance of JDU-RJD-Congress over the BJP-led NDA grouping.
Polls on Times Now in association with C-Voter predicted 122 seats in a house of 243 to the grand alliance while News X predicted 130 to 140 seats for it. The two channels gave the BJP-led alliance 111 and 90 to 100 seats respectively.
India Today-Cicero poll predicted 113 to 127 seats for the NDA comprising BJP, LJP, HAM (Secular) and RLSP and 111 to 123 for the JDU-led alliance.
Hindi channel India TV forecast 112 to 132 seats for the JD-U led alliance and 101 to 121 for the NDA.
The Nitish Kumar-led alliance was predicted to get a simple majority of 120 to 124 by the News Nation channel, which predicted 115 to 119 seats for the rival alliance.
The exit poll by Chanakya on News-24 channel predicted a strong majority for the BJP-led NDA a figure of 155 (plus minus 11) and the JDU-led grouping 83 (plus minus 9). Others have been given five seats (plus minus three).
ABP-Nielsen poll predicted 130 seats for the JD(U)-led alliance against 108 for BJP-headed grouping. ‘Others’ have been given 5 seats.