Exit polls predict close fight in Bihar with edge to Nitish

NEW DELHI: Exit polls at the end of five- phased polling in Bihar assembly elections today predicted a close fight with majority of them giving an edge to the grand alliance of JDU-RJD-Congress over the BJP-led NDA grouping.

Polls on Times Now in association with C-Voter predicted 122 seats in a house of 243 to the grand alliance while News X predicted 130 to 140 seats for it. The two channels gave the BJP-led alliance 111 and 90 to 100 seats respectively.

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

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

The Nitish Kumar-led alliance was predicted to get a simple majority of 120 to 124 by the News Nation channel, which predicted 115 to 119 seats for the rival alliance. (AGENCIES)

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