[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]Y[/dropcap]es, we got it right! Six hours before exit polls on various TV channels started giving conflicting signals about the outcome of the Battle of Bihar, we put out this story – Nitish set to return to power. We not only give our assessment but also a phase-wise breakup of seats of respective alliances that were projected to win. We gave a final tally of 135-140 for the Grand Alliance with a plus or minus variation of eight seats. That means on the higher side we projected 148 seats for the Grand Alliance. Only Axis Research gave a better figure for the Nitish-led alliance than PerformanceGurus.
But it is not our projection alone that we are proud of. Readers who follow our portal will admit that throughout the Bihar election campaign we were consistent in our coverage and kept pointing out how the BJP campaign was floundering all through.
We were first to predict Nitish’s return.
– PerformanceGurus editorial team.
We were correct in pointing out that a large section of the Kushwaha voters were deserting the BJP and the Dalits vote was going to be divided. We were also right in foreseeing that the Bihari sub-nationalism was going to play a key role in deciding the final outcome in a battle where Amit Shah and Narendra Modi were seen as a duo from Gujarat out to conquer Bihar.
Our assessment that a highly popular Nitish Kumar enjoyed pro-incumbency benefit and voters talked about his excellent work in reviving the economy of the state and building road and power infrastructure. When Modi attacked Nitish Kumar’s performance and ridiculed him for not keeping his promise of fulfilling his promise of taking electricity to the last man, it shocked the people on the ground. We were also true in predicting that Narendra Modi was being questioned across the state over his unfulfilled promises and vitriolic personal attack against Nitish Kumar Lalu Prasad.
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PerformanceGurus Editorial Team
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