Things should be sorted out like in the past when Manmohan Singh ji became prime minister though no name was announced earlier. In the last Assembly election in MP, even though the BSP failed to win a single seat, it managed to secure more than 6% votes. As the BJP earlier lost byelections in Rajasthan owing to the growing unpopularity of the BJP government in the state, but the central leadership, which always takes the credit for victories, can not escape responsibility for the losses. Does it not suggest that the BJP strategists lost to the strategists in the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)? Both states are considered part of the Hindu heartland and the loss of the seats reveals a national mood against the BJP, say observers. Former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav also graced the event and said the BJP was a leader in spreading casteism.
The SP's victory has raised the hopes of non-Congress, non-BJP parties to form an umbrella coalition to take on the Modi magic in 2019. Election Commission may announce dates for by-polls on the vacant Lok Sabha seat in next 20 days.
However, the opposition does not have a formidable leadership to take on the ruling party, it said. "The outcome of the by-elections is a lesson for us".
In Bihar, the Araria Lok Sabha seat and the Jehanabad Assembly seat were won by the RJD, it said.
He said there could be many reasons for the BJP's defeat in the bypolls.
The editorial questioned the theory of invincibility of the BJP claimed by the party spokespersons and a section of the media by saying that the BJP has lost nine Lok Sabha seats in the by-polls in the last four years after Narendra Modi came to power.
Ahead of the elections, a lot was spoken about this alliance between the BSP and SP.
Another time there was Jai Prakash Narayan Janata wave when Congress was smashed but just after three year in 1980 there was another Indira wave and Janata Government were ousted and it Janata Party organisation shattered on a such way that it disintegrated.
BJP lost Gorakhpur for the first time in 30 years because of a combination of factors: poor booth management, a simmering agrarian unrest, an unhealthy reliance on strong arm methods, including police "encounters", the CM's "non-resident" status and, the temporary sinking of differences among social justice parties.
A "vision document" will also be prepared at the session, which will, in broad brushes, convey to the workers and leaders a political road map on how to combat the BJP in the coming months that are going to be electorally crucial.
Biswas, too, said the loss is alarming for the BJP.