Touted to be the litmus test for the ruling BJP’s future in India politics, Bihar polls have come to the ultimate phase. Nation’s eyes are now on the third and final phase of assembly elections in Bihar scheduled on Saturday.
The leaders on Thursday wrapped up the campaign in 78 constituencies going for the polls in the final and crucial phase of the assembly polls. From Nitish announcing this is his last election to PM Modi writing an open letter to Bihar, the political scenarios at once heated up in the state.
Among the major political parties, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) is contesting in 35 of the 71 seats, followed by its ally BJP (29), while the opposition RJD has fielded its candidates in 42 and its coalition partner Congress is in the fray in 20 assembly segments.
While there has been a tough tug of war between young blood and the experienced, various political analysis and exit polls started speculating the results before November 10th, the big counting day. Meanwhile, Peoples Pulse, a Hyderbad-based social and political research organisation-proved to have a knack at making closest predictions is all set to announce its exit polls at 6.30 PM on Saturday evening.
Ground sentiments, a shift in party leadership, the influence of the pandemic situation which affected the state in major, Modi-Shah’s influence on the state, and various other criteria are said to be taken into consideration by Peoples Pulse through field level surveys for the close prediction.