Bihar’s ruling alliance, Nitish’s performances enjoy bare majority

New Delhi, Sep 25 : With the poll panel announcing three-phased Assembly elections in Bihar, the battleines have been drawn in Bihar where the NDA led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is seeking to retain power.

According to the IANS C-Voter Bihar opinion poll survey, 25.6 per cent of the respondents rated the performance of the Janata Dal (United)-Bharatiya Janata Party government as good, 25.2 per cent termed it as average, while 49.6 per cent assessed it as poor.

A total of 27.6 per cent of the survey respondents rated Nitish Kumar as good, 27.2 per cent as average, and 45.3 per cent as poor.

Nitish Kumar will complete 15 years in running the government in alliance with the BJP, save the 2015-17 period, when he was part of the 'Mahagatbandhan' with the RJD and the Congress.

In the 2015 Assembly elections, the RJD emerged as the largest party by winning 80 seats in the 243-member house, while Nitish Kumar's JD-U won 71 seats, and the Congress 27.

The BJP managed to win 53 seats, followed by two seats by the LJP and one seat by the Jitan Ram Manjhi-led Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular.

Others won 10 seats.

The BJP, despite winning only 53 seats, got the maximum vote share with 24 per cent, followed by the RJD with 18 per cent and JD-U 17 per cent.

The Congress managed to get seven per cent vote share and the LJP got around 4.8 per cent.

However, going by the results of the 2019 General Elections, the ruling alliance is comfortably placed.

The sample size of the survey is 25,789 and the period of the survey is September 1 to September 25.

The survey covers all 243 Assembly segments and the margin of error is +/- 3 per cent at state level and +/-5 per cent at regional level.



Source: IANS