Update November 7, 2015

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Exit polls predict close fight in Bihar elections

Sumel Sarker

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Exit polls predict close fight in Bihar elections

07 November 2015, Nirapad News: Except Chanakya, all other exit polls have predicted a close fight between the BJP-led NDA and the Grand Alliance, comprising JD(U), RJD and Congress, in the crucial Bihar assembly elections.

The real outcome will, however, be known only on Sunday when the counting of votes takes place.

The bitterly contested Bihar assembly elections ended Thursday with a record turnout of 57 per cent over five phases.

Polls on Times Now in association with C-Voter predicted 122 seats in a house of 243 to the Grand Alliance while it forecast 111 seats to BJP-led alliance.

News X has predicted 130 to 140 seats for the Grand Alliance while it forecast 90 to 100 seats to the BJP-led alliance.

India Today-Cicero poll has predicted 113 to 127 seats for the NDA comprising BJP, LJP, HAM (Secular) and RLSP and 111 to 123 seats for the JDU-led alliance.

Hindi channel India TV forecast 112 to 132 seats for the JDU-led alliance and 101 to 121 for the NDA.

Chanakya on News 24 channel gave the BJP-led alliance a strong majority with 155 seats (plus minus 11 seats) and the rival JDU-led alliance 80 (plus minus 9)

Counting of votes for assembly elections in Bihar will be taken up on Sunday. While counting will start at 8 am, results are expected by 10 am. In all, 39 counting centres have been set up. A total of 243 observers have been deployed to monitor the counting process.

Counting of postal ballots will be taken up first. It will be followed by voting through EVMs. In all, 70 companies of CRPF have been deployed to ensure trouble-free counting.

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