Eastern Times,November 7, 2020: 11.30 pm, New Delhi: The Tejashwi Yadav-led opposition alliance in Bihar — the Mahagathbandhan — could beat chief minister Nitish Kumar and his ruling NDA coalition, and even get majority seats if an aggregate of Saturday’s exit poll results are taken after the third and last phase of polling ended in the state.
NDTV’s poll of polls says the opposition coalition will win 128 of Bihar’s 243 seats and the NDA, 99. Chirag Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) is given six seats.
Any party or coalition needs 122 seats to form a government in Bihar.
India Today-Axis My India poll gives the opposition Mahagathbandhan 139 to 161 seats and the Nitish Kumar-BJP alliance 69 to 91 seats. The Lok Janshakti Party will win three to five, it says.
Times Now-C Voter gives 116 to the NDA and a slight lead for the opposition at 120. It says Chirag Paswan’s party will win one seat.
Republic TV-Jan Ki Baat gave 118 to 138 seats to the opposition alliance and 91-117 seats to the ruling NDA. Chirag Paswan’s party is likely to win five to eight seats, it says.
TV9-Bharatvarsh gives the Tejashwi Yadav-led alliance 120 seats and 115 seats to the NDA. The LJP could win four, it says.
Today’s Chanakya predicts a landslide for Tejashwi Yadav’s alliance at 180. The NDA, it says, will be restricted to 55 and the LJP, zero.
News X-dvresearch gives the NDA 110 to 117 seats and the opposition 108 to 123. The LJP is seen to win four to 10 seats.
Dainik Bhaskar is the outlier, giving the NDA 120 to 127 and the opposition 71 to 81. The LJP is given 12 to 23 seats.
(A disclaimer – exit polls often get it wrong.)