When the by polls results were out in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar on March 14, it was a deep shock for the BJP and an embarrassment for Nitish Kumar, the Bihar Chief Minister. It is a clear indication that the BJP can be defeated with ease if there is no division of votes. This division can be avoided if the friendly secular parties join hands. In Uttar Pradesh, the Bahujan Samaj Party decided to support the Samajwadi Party. Even a partial alliance knit wisely can defeat the BJP.
When the hangover of the North-East win was over, the BJP came to senses and was shocked that it could not save the seat of the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from where he won every time since 1989.
It was a grand victory for the SP in Gorakhpur. The other L S seat of Phulpur also went to the Samajwadi Party. The SP chief Akhilesh Yadav went to the Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and offered gratitude to her. Yog Adiyanath said it was overconfidence and underestimating the SP-BSP alliance that pushed his party to defeat. The SP leader said the people understood the hollow slogans of the BJP rule.
The RJD defeated the BJP in the Araria Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar. It became a matter of concern for the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who broke the grand alliance and joined hands with the BJP. In the UP, Akhilesh Yadav said the alliance may continue till the 2019 elections. In bypolls it is easy to join hands with the friendly parties but in general elections, they have to cross so many hurdles. The combination or alliance is a game changer for the coming Lok Sabha polls and the BJP is bound to lose. No national or regional party will come forward to tie up with the BJP. It is beginning of the end for the ruling party.