Riding high on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today made an impressive gains in Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Rajasthan as the results of Sunday's by-election came in today.
Reacting to the results, PM Modi thanked the people for their ‘unwavering faith in politics of development and good governance’.
"Impressive performance by @BJP4India and NDA in the by-polls in different parts of the country. Congratulations to Karyakartas," he tweeted.
"I thank the people for the constant support, blessings & unwavering faith in politics of development and good governance," he said in another tweet.
In the by-polls held on Sunday last, the BJP won in Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Assam, according to the results declared. There was some solace for the Congress in Karnataka where it won both the seats.
By-elections were held in ten Assembly constituencies in eight states -- two seats each are in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh and one each in West Bengal, Assam, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Delhi.