BJP shocked: Loses big in bypolls
Bypoll results for 11 Assembly and 4 Lok Sabha constituencies were declared on Thursday. Guess how many of these the BJP won? Just 1 Assembly and 1 LS constituency. The ruling party couldn't retain 2 Assembly and 1 LS constituency.
Remarkably, the united opposition has won in Uttar Pradesh's Kairana. The only consolation for the BJP is that, despite all the non-BJP parties coming together, the saffron party won 46 percent vote share. This is seen as a symbol of Hindu unity in the communally-charged Kairana.
But the worst news is that its victory in Maharashtra has meant that Shiv Sena is disliking the BJP even more now!
What is more, the Congress has retained/won four important seats. Punjab's Shahkot, Karnataka's RR Nagar, Meghalaya's Ampati, and Maharashtra's Palus-Kadegaon.