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In the March by-elections, the BJP lost Gorakphur, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s constituency.(AFP)

Challenges ahead for Yogi Adityanath as BJP loses ground in UP

By Sunita Aron | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 02:33 PM IST
Between March and May, the BJP has lost four by-elections in Uttar Pradesh. The losses have come in both the eastern and western parts of the state.
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Congress candidate Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia (red turban) is being greeted by party leaders after he won Shahkot bypoll in Punjab.(HT/Pardeep Pandit)
Congress candidate Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia (red turban) is being greeted by party leaders after he won Shahkot bypoll in Punjab.(HT/Pardeep Pandit)

Anti-BJP front gets boost, Congress may bolster fortunes from outcome

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 12:03 AM IST
The Congress is now willing to play second, even third fiddle in Uttar Pradesh to ensure that the BJP does not repeat its 2014 or 2017 performance in the state.
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Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate Tabassum Hasan with her supporters after winning Kairana Lok Sabha by-elections.(PTI)
Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate Tabassum Hasan with her supporters after winning Kairana Lok Sabha by-elections.(PTI)

Opposition unity posing challenges for BJP in UP, admit party leaders

By Kumar Uttam | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 10:09 PM IST
That it is possible for Jats and Muslims to vote for a common candidate in riot-torn western UP could spell trouble for the BJP in 2019 where it will largely depend on consolidation of Hindu vote.
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