BJP suffered setback first electoral test since its landslide win. India’s Narendra Modi-led BJP suffered a setback in its first electoral test.
Since its landslide win as votes counted in recently held by-elections.
Setback for BJP? Party sees disappointing bypoll results in Rajasthan, UP
The party lost eight of the 11 seats in the key state of Uttar Pradesh and three of the four seats in Rajasthan.
Polling held last week for three parliamentary and 33 state assembly seats in nine states.
India By Elections Setback for Ruling BJP.
Twenty-four of the 33 assembly seats so far held by the BJP.
The BJP won the Vadodara parliamentary seat vacated by Mr Modi after he won two seats in May’s general elections.
A candidate allowed to contest a maximum of two seats in India’s parliamentary elections.
BJP suffered setback first electoral test since its landslide win.
Correspondents say results are a cause for worry for the BJP with the party losing ground to its opponents in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
In Uttar Pradesh, the state’s governing Samajwadi Party has won eight of the 11 seats.
And the Congress party has won three of the four seats in Rajasthan.
In the general elections, BJP had swept the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh by winning 71 of the 80 seats and won all the 25 seats in Rajasthan.
Out of the 32 Assembly seats across nine states for which counting of votes taken up today.
BJP won 10, Congress seven and Samajwadi Party seven while TDP, Trinamool Congress, AIUDF and CPI(M) bagged one each.
One seat in Sikkim won by an Independent.
In three seats in UP where results were awaited, BJP was leading in two and Samajwadi Party in one.
Analysts say the outcome of the by-elections will see as a test of Mr Modi’s popularity which recently completed 100 days in power.
The BJP is also gearing up for crucial state elections in Haryana and Maharashtra next month, where it hopes to defeat the ruling Congress.