HOME > SOCIETY > POLITICS > Bihar Elections Exit Poll Results Live – Gatbandhan seen ahead

Bihar Elections Exit Poll Results Live – Gatbandhan seen ahead

bihar-election-resultsInitial results from exit polls conducted by various organizations seemed to indicate a slight lead for the grand alliance or Mahagatbandhan.

On average, exit polls are giving a slight lead of around 10-15 seats to the Grand Alliance.

According to News Nation, Mahagatbandhan got 45% of the votes while NDA got 44%.

It should be noted that exit pollsters tend to err on the side of caution and the actual victory margin and swings tend to be bigger than estimated by exit polls.

The Bihar elections are crucial for the current BJP leadership as any fallback will be used by anti-Modi front within the BJP to target Modi and Amit Shah.

However, it could also mean that comments made by leaders such as RSS Supremo Mohan Bhagwat about the need to re-examine reservation policy as well as recent incidents of violence by hard-core Hindu activists against Muslims and Dalits scared vulnerable social sections.

“The main issue was Mohan Bhagwat’s statement that OBC and Dalit reservation should be re-examined. This made the scene very hot,” said Lalu Prasad Yadav after going through the exit poll results. “The second issue was the attempt to polarize the situation on communal lines.”

“This created a wave of support for us as the OBCs and Dalits felt that our reservation was at stake.”

A clearly relaxed Yadav did not forget to crack his characteristic jokes. Asked about Modi’s 56-inch chest, he said: “A 56-inch chest can only bee found on a Yadav or Paswan (backward castes).”

If NDA comes second, it will lead to a tussle between the moderate leadership — led by Narendra Modi and Amit Shah — and the hardliners, who comprise the lower rung of the party leadership.

On the other hand, victory will only be the starting point for the Mahagatbandhan, which needs to figure out how to balance the two power centers within it — RJD Supremo Lalu Yadav and JDU leader Nitish Kumar.

As of now, the Bihar Election Exit poll results are as follows. Please refresh this page every 2 minutes for updated numbers.

 AAJTAKNewsNationIndia TVTimes NowABP News*News 24News X
Mahagatbandhan117120-124112-13212213083135
NDA120115-119101-12111110815595
Others63 to 56-14105518

[socialpoll id=”2307033″]

Follow ULTRA.news
Power of Social Media: Protesters seek justice for Kerala man killed for love Today's protest at Secretariat Hundreds of protestors turned out to seek justice for a 27-year-old boy allegedly killed by a team of Kerala policemen for getting romantically involved with a girl who was related to one of them. In a rare occurrence in Kerala -- where protests ...
Congress wants taxpayers to fund Muslim divorces – RS Prasad Muslim women at a function in Uttar Pradesh Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said he has had official talks with the Congress Party on the 'triple talaq' bill, but the opposition party has raised two demands that amount to incentivizing Muslim men to abandon their...
Rajput Karni sena threatens Gujarat-like stir over reservations, Padmavati Karni Sena's logo The apparent success of Hardik Patel-led campaign for reservations seems to be emboldening other groups to start similar campaigns. Shri Rajput Karni Sena, which was in the news for threatening have artists associated with the film Padmavati beheaded, has...
Mumbai Police block Mevani event, organizers threaten to hold it in the open A poster on the summit Mumbai Police have denied permission to the Chhatra Bharati, a students' organization in the city, to hold an event today featuring Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani and JNU student Omar Khalid. Police have started rounding up the organizers into vans and t...
BJP attempting to divide Dalits and Marathas – Congress Veerappa Moily The Indian National Congress today alleged that the ruling dispensation at the centre, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party, was trying to create enmity between Marathas and Dalits -- two prominent communities in Maharashtra that comprise nearly half the populatio...
Maharashtra violence: BJP fears a repeat of Gujarat episode CM Fadnavis & Athavale BJP leaders have expressed worries that the Maharashtra Bandh called by Dalit organizations and some political parties in the state could be part of a political conspiracy by opposition parties to achieve a caste-based polarization in the state simi...
Trial Court vs Supreme Court – Who is right in 2G scam judgment? The decision by a trial court in Delhi's Patiala House complex to dismiss charges of corruption and conspiracy against former telecom minister and others in the 2G scam case has created a curious legal imbroglio as the order seems to fly counter to the Supreme Court's verdict in...
16 Congress candidates likely to approach High Court for VVPAT counting Sixteen candidates of the Indian National Congress, who lost the Gujarat state elections by a margin of 3,000 votes or less, are likely to approach the Gujarat High Court to seek counting of paper slips. It is expected that there are about 40 seats where the victory margin was...
Akhilesh Yadav supports reservation for Patels, upper castes Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has suggested extending reservation benefits not only to Patels, but to all forward communities as well. "Do a census and give everyone reservation according to their population. Nobody will be angry," Yadav said, when asked about how to d...
Sensex likely to ‘show’ Gujarat Exit Poll results before TV channels The Indian stock markets are today expected to reflect the results of exit polls from the second phase of Gujarat state elections by the afternoon, even as television channels have to wait till the end of voting to show the results. Several channels, including Times Now, ABP ...
CBI files FIR in Chhattisgarh Sex CD Case The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed two separate cases related to the Chhattisgarh sex CD allegedly featuring the state PWD minister Rajesh Munat. This follows the takeover of investigations into the matter by the central investigation agency after allegations that ...
Is Rahul Gandhi rejecting his mother’s secularism? The rather 'Holy' election campaign being waged by Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat elections has led to speculation that the Indian National Congress may adopt a 'soft Hindutva' model under Rahul Gandhi to counter BJP's 'hard Hindutva'. FROM NONE TO ALL Over the last half a centur...
Ahmedabad cops deny permission to roadshow by Modi, Rahul The Ahmedabad administration has denied permission to the 'roadshows' planned by Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad tomorrow. The separate roadshows would have featured Modi and Rahul Gandhi traversing the city in a last minute effort to boost their res...
I am low-caste, but I do high work – Modi replies to Aiyer Mani Shankar Aiyar tried to undo the damage he caused to the party's prospects in Gujarat by calling Narendra Modi -- who hails from a group classified under the Other Backward Communities -- 'neech' (low or low-caste), but Modi sought to take advantage of the controversy by sei...
COLUMN: A win for Congress in Gujarat may be just what Modi needs By all accounts, the chances of a Congress victory is becoming stronger and stronger in Gujarat, a state that goes to the polls on Sunday. The possibility was almost unthinkable two months ago, even to Congress strategists, but the 'Patel factor' is likely to be the deciding ...
Uddhav Thackeray met with Sharad Pawar – report Largely along expected lines, the two warring allies within the Maharashtra government -- the BJP and the Shiv Sena -- are now reported to be wooing Sharad Pawar led Nationalist Congress Party. Shiv Sena head Uddhav Thackeray met with Pawar ten days ago, said CNN News18, and ...
“There’s no going back” says Kamal Haasan, “I’m in politics to stay... Kamal Haasan | Wikipedia Kamal Haasan today announced the launch of a new app called Mayyam or Whistle, in an attempt to organize people for a political movement, and said there was no question of turning back. "If I call such a huge press meeting and I say, I am still thinki...
Rahul Gandhi, Marry a Dalit girl – Ramdas Athawale Taking a jibe at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's 'increasing love for Dalits', Dalit leader Ramdas Athawale said the chronic bachelor and heir to the Congress Party should now get married to a Dalit girl. Speaking at a function in Akola in Maharashtra, Athawale said Ga...
Explore autonomy for Jammu & Kashmir – P Chidambaram Former union home minister P Chidambaram today said India should 'seriously consider' giving autonomy to the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Chidambaram, who was in charge of maintaining law and order in the hill state for several years as part of his role as India's home minis...
CIA biggest beneficiary of Aadhaar, says Swamy; GST not behind slowdown BJP leader and libertarian politician Subramanian Swamy said he believes that the design of Aadhaar system exposes core data to 'American intelligence agencies' and expressed consternation that the government was continuing with the unique identification number scheme. Subraman...