DIPTENDU DUTTA via Getty Images

The Nuanced View: 10 Things To Discern From Bihar Exit Polls

The Cvoter exit poll predicts a photo finish in the electoral race for Bihar, with the Mahagathbandhan (MGB) enjoying a slight edge with a projected vote-share of 42%; close on its heels is the BJP-led national Democratic Alliance (NDA) with 41%. However, these projections are predicated on a vote share-gap that is well within the range of statistical error, which means that despite it's the apparent edge of the MGB is not a very comfortable one. Here are some of our key takeaways from the Bihar exit poll.
Bloomberg via Getty Images

BJP Inching Ahead Of Nitish-Lalu Alliance: CVoter Opinion Poll

According to the latest Times Now-Cvoter Opinion Poll in battleground Bihar, the RJD-JD(U)-Congress Mahagathbandhan and the BJP+ are locked in a heavily contested and bitter fight for supremacy. For now, the estimates give a whisker of an edge to BJP+, but it can hardly be of much comfort to party strategists. Here is a breakdown of the many variables that will be important deciding factors in the outcome of the Bihar elections.

The Trouble With Kejriwal's Referendum Proposal

Now that 81% in this polls have said resounding "Yes" on referendum question, the AAP leadership is free to score the political goals on this issue. Hopefully they will spare the wastage of public money on this exercise and use the same for some better public welfare projects. In comparison, Arvind Kejriwal's call for a referendum in Delhi on the issue of full statehood for Delhi seems a minor point of conflict. However, any move to put executive decisions to public poll may open a pandora's box.