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The bypoll debacle in Gorakhpur and Phulpur seemingly sent the message to the BJP leadership that anti-incumbency sentiment against Parliamentarians was deepening in their constituencies.
BSP is also unlikely to support any political party for the bypolls to the Noorpur assembly seat which fell vacant after the death of the sitting BJP legislator in a road accident.
After the morale-boosting wins in the UP bypolls, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav tells Namita Bajpai how he plans to continue the tie-up with the Bahujan Samaj Party.
Recalling his time as the NDA convenor, under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishan Advani, Yadav said then it had a "national agenda".
Terming the first year of BJP rule in the Uttar Pradesh as 'a year of setting bad examples', BSP chief Mayawati asked the Yogi Adityanath government to seriously introspect on its failures.
Notably, in a setback to the BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the party recently lost the bypolls to all three Lok Sabha seats it contested.
Yogi Adityanath added that the BJP has learnt its "lessons" and exuded confidence it will perform better in future polls.
After the Northeast high, the Hindi heartland low earlier this week has prompted many opponents of the Bharatiya Janata Party to call it the beginning of the end of BJP rule at the Centre.
In his first reaction after the party lost the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha by-elections, Shah said that UP government was one of the best among the BJP dispensations in the states.
The Shiv Sena on Friday scoffed at the Bharatiya Janata Party over the result of the recently concluded Lok Sabha bypolls in the state of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
The BJP failed to break the jinx of repeated failures in Parliamentary by-elections in 2018 when it was defeated yesterday in Gorakhpur, the bastion of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and Phulpur.
Mayawati went on to say that the saffron party might hold the general elections along with forthcoming assembly elections in seven to eight states.
The fall of Gorakhpur seems to be much beyond political comprehension as the voters chose to go with opposition against a BJP candidate who had no association with Gorakhnath Mutt.
Yadav, whose party wrested both the high-profile seats from the ruling BJP with BSP's backing, claimed the victory margin of his candidates would have been larger, had paper ballots been used
The sunny optimism of Tripura was wiped out for the BJP by demoralising losses in two high-value Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh - Gorakhpur and Phulpur - and one in Bihar, Araria.