AjeyoLAST UPDATED: Oct. 26, 2020, 1:40 p.m.
Prashant Dev, New Delhi: With the assembly polls looming on the horizon, political infighting in Bihar is in full swing.
The state is to vote in the first phase on October 28. Earlier, big leaders of all parties were engaged in electoral campaigning and trying to woo the voters.
In this series, IANS ABP-CVoter has conducted a survey on Bihar Legislative Assembly elections. According to the IANS ABP-CVoter opinion poll, more than 60 percent of Bihar respondents believe that if the BJP wins more seats in an election, there may be a tussle between the BJP and JDU for the post of chief minister after the result.
According to the opinion poll, the BJP will emerge as the largest party ahead of the JDU led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. According to opinion poll data on Bihar state election released by ABP-CVoter, Nitish Kumar-led JDU and BJP alliance NDA will get 135-159 seats, which is a clear majority and BJP is the largest party in the assembly with 73-81 seats. JDU will get between 59-87 seats.
Significantly, this time also the main contest is being seen between the NDA and UPA alliance. Although some parties have moved here and there. This time the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) is not a part of the NDA. The JDU and the BJP are contesting the elections along with smaller allies. On the other hand, in the main contest, Lalu Yadav's party is RJD, while Congress is playing its junior partner.
What does the 2015 result say?
In 2015, RJD, JDU and Congress contested elections in Bihar, due to which the BJP-led NDA had to face defeat. The Grand Alliance of RJD, JDU and Congress won 178 seats in the 2015 Assembly elections. The RJD had 80, JDU 71 and Congress 27 seats. The NDA had got 58 seats.
However, Nitish Kumar later broke away from the Grand Alliance and formed the government with the BJP. Nitish Kumar is the face of the NDA in the 2020 Bihar assembly elections.