Mid-term Re­views

India Today - - STATES -

The re­sults of the April by-elec­tions to 11 state assem­bly and two Lok Sabha seats have been a mixed bag for the two na­tional par­ties—the BJP and Congress. The saf­fron party won five assem­bly seats, re­tain­ing three and wrest­ing two. The vic­tory in Delhi may be sweeter for the BJP af­ter its com­plete rout in the 2015 assem­bly polls.

In the two LS seats, Congress ally IUML re­tained Malap­pu­ram in Kerala (the BJP can­di­date’s “good beef” prom­ise didn’t help him) and the Na­tional Con­fer­ence snatched Sri­na­gar from the PDP, though voter turnout was an abysmal 7.13 per cent.

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