The crucial seat of Kairana went to the united opposition that backed the RLD candidate Tabassum against BJP candidate.
It need be mentioned that this has once again proved that a united opposition could put up massive challenge to the BJP which has expanded exponentially in the four years of the Narendra Modi led government in the centre.
The Kairana by-poll was the most-watched seat in the by-polls held across 10 states on Monday.
Incidentally, the Samajwadi Party also wrested Noorpur from the BJP.
Opposition parties have an edge in other states too, leading in one seat where they are pitted against the BJP or its allies and winning five.
The BJP also had some good news in that it was able to retain Maharashtra’s Palghar Lok Sabha seat – where it was in contest with estranged ally Shiv Sena.
However, the BJP is trailing in Bhandara-Gondia.
Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav said the opposition’s win in Kairana and Noorpur was a win for the farmers, the neglected, the poor and the Dalits.
In Bihar, Lalu Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal wrested the Jokihat assembly seat from the ruling Janata Dal United.
As his candidate beat Nitish Kumar’s candidate by over 41,000 votes, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said the coming together of Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati and the Congress has “helped” his party in Bihar.>