The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered a massive setback in the Lok Sabha bypoll in Uttar Pradesh, conceding the seat to the opposition.
In Kairana, the Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate Tabassum Hasan, who had the backing of the Congress, the Samajwadi Party and the BSP, trounced BJP's Mriganka Singh.
The BJP had fielded Singh after the death of her father Hukum Singh, who was the sitting Lok Sabha member of parliament. The Samajwadi Party meanwhile wrested the Noorpur assembly seat from the BJP.
In Maharashtra, the BJP managed to retain Palghar. BJP's Gavit Dhedya beat Shiv Sena's Shrinivas Vanaga by almost thirty thousand votes. Interestingly, Vanaga's father Chintaman Vanaga, whose death necessitated a bypoll was a BJP member of parliament.