Bihar Elections 2020: Nitish set to return for 4th term; RJD-Cong to be distant 2nd, says Opinion poll

Bihar elections: As per Opinion poll, BJP is seen fetching more seats than its alliance partner. BJP is projected to win 73-81 seats while JD(U) is projected to win 59-67 seats.

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New Delhi: Just days ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections beginning October 28, an Opinion poll has predicted record 4th term for Nitish Kumar-led NDA alliance in Bihar.

JDU-BJP combine is set to rule Bihar again by winning 135-159 seats while RJD-Congress alliance is likely to bag 77-98 seats, says ABP CVoter Opinion Poll.

NDA alliance is projected to get clear majority in the state while Tejashwi-led Mahagathbandhan is likely to be limited below 100 mark.

However, as per Opinion poll, BJP is seen fetching more seats than its alliance partner. BJP is projected to win 73-81 seats while JD(U) is projected to win 59-67 seats.

Mahagathbandhan stands second in the race by winning around 77-98 seats. LJP remains nowhere in the race with expectation of victory on 1-5 seats while other parties are seen getting 4-8 seats.

NDA is seen getting 43% of vote share, Mahagathbandhan fetching 35% votes while LJP is not able to garner more than 4% vote share. Other parties are projected to get 18% vote share.

The Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) can get three to seven seats and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) can get anything between zero to four seats. On the other hand, the RJD can get 56-64 seats in the Grand Alliance, while the Congress can get 12-20 seats. The Left is seen getting 9-14 seats.

People were also asked in the opinion poll about their first choice for the state’s chief minister was. Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, who has been ruling the state for the last 15 years, was seen by 30% to be the first choice, while 20% of people want to see Tejashwi Yadav on the top post.

Bihar assembly elections will be held in three phases on October 28, November 3 and November 7. Results will be declared on November 10.