Twenty-six people were arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district when two groups clashed while playing Holi, police said.
Talks about Opposition unity ahead of the 2019 national polls got a leg up after the Congress and its allies scored over the BJP in the four Lok Sabha and 10 Assembly bypolls across the country.
The BJP’s loss in nine out of 10 Lok Sabha by-elections ever since it came to power in 2014 appears to confirm the trend of its failing to defend its territory though making gains in rivals' states.
Politics of fatwa temporarily overpowered politics of development: Uttar Pradesh BJP chief on bypoll loss
State BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey said the BJP will review its performance in the Kairana bypoll to ascertain "what went wrong" for the party.
Fall of Gorakhpur, Yogi stronghold, and Phulpur in March followed by Kairana and Noorpur despite a robust campaign by the CM himself has put a question mark on Yogi’s leadership.
The Samajwadi Party chief said that the victory of Kairana and Noorpur was an indication of the politics of future.
Bypoll results: United Opposition serves another blow to BJP, stops saffron poll juggernaut in Uttar Pradesh
The opposition passed the test of acceptance of its grand alliance by wresting both Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur Assembly seats by consolidating anti-BJP votes.
Tabassum Hasan polled 4,81,182 votes, while Mriganka Singh of the BJP got 4,36,564 votes, a difference of 44,618 votes, the election office said.
The bypolls which were conducted on Monday were marred by complaints of EVM malfunction necessitating repolling in some centres which happened on Wednesday.
As the polling in 14 Lok Sabha and assembly constituencies in ten state of India is underway, faulty Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) have been reported from many booths.
In the first two hours the voter turnout has been slow and only 12 per cent polling has been recorded in Uttar Pradesh's Kairana parliamentary seat on Monday, a poll official said.
Voting for the high-stakes by-elections to Kairana parliamentary constituency and Noorpur assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh began this morning.
Bypolls in 10 states: Polling steady in UP's Kairana, Kerala's Chengannur, West Bengal's Maheshtala and other constituencies
Bypoll in Uttar Pradesh's Kairana has begun at 7am on Monday. The polling will continue till 5 pm in the evening.