Nitish Kumar Still Bihar’s Favourite: ITG-CICERO Pre-poll Survey

Ahead of the Bihar Elections, here are the major takeaways from the ITG-CICERO pre-poll survey.

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Bihar’s chief minister and leader of Janata Dal United party Nitish Kumar. (Photo: Reuters)

As Bihar gets all set to fight out the 2015 Assembly Elections, the fight over the 243 seats will be an ugly one, and it’s going to be an election to watch.

This is not an election for Bihar only, but of the country.
— Lalu Prasad Yadav, RJD Chief

The Election Commission announced that elections will be held in 5 phases from October 12 to November 5 and results would be announced on November 8.

As of now, this is how the Bihar Assembly seat break down stands:

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United (JD-U) has 115 MLAs, the BJP has 91, Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has 22, the Congress has 4 and the Lok Janshakti Party has 3, and 8 MLAs are listed as others.

Screengrab of the India Today TV report. (Source: <a href="http://indiatoday.intoday.in/livetv.jsp">India Today TV</a>)
Screengrab of the India Today TV report. (Source: India Today TV)

Interestingly, it is the first time in 10 years that Nitish Kumar will fight an election without the BJP’s support. Lalu Prasad Yadav’s RJD is expected to retain 20 odd seats, maybe even more, according to a pre-poll survey conducted by ITG-CICERO.

In an earlier poll CVoter had projected that the Janata Parivar is set to win between 116-132 seats.

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Nitish Kumar Still Bihar’s Favourite: ITG-CICERO Pre-poll Survey

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 (Source: <a href="http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/bihar-assembly-election-itg-cicero-pre-poll-survey/1/470509.html">India Today</a>)
(Source: India Today)

Senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai remarked on India Today TV that any alliance can be justified in the Bihar Assembly Elections.

(Source: <a href="http://indiatoday.intoday.in/livetv.jsp">India Today TV</a>)
(Source: India Today TV)

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