The BJP suffered shock defeats in Gorakhpur and Phulpur. The Samajwadi Party bagged both these seats in the Uttar Pradesh by-elections. It was clear that the support from the BSP helped the SP a great deal in beating the BJP.
There was clearly a huge difference in the vote share of the BJP when compared to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The case was similar in Bihar as well.
Here is a look at the vote share of the parties in the just concluded by-elections at UP and Bihar.
|Jehanabad (Assembly, Bihar)||RJD||50.9||RJD||54.2|
|Bhabua (Assembly, Bihar)||BJP||34.6||BJP||47.9|