New Delhi: As Bharatiya Janata Party suffered a jolt in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh during counting of votes in the bypolls, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal took a jibe at the party, saying Narendra Modi wave is over.
Inflation and corruption have not been controlled yet, Kejriwal told reporters.
BJP suffered a jolt in Rajasthan winning just one of the four seats and was losing ground in Uttar Pradesh where Samajwadi Party was leading during counting of votes today, exactly four months after it swept the two states in Lok Sabha elections.
In Gujarat, ruling BJP could retain only six of the nine seats while Congress bagged two and was ahead in one. All the nine seats were earlier held by BJP and were vacated after their sitting MLAs were elected as MPs.
The BJP, however, had a reason to smile in West Bengal where it made its debut in the state Assembly on its own by winning the Basirhat Dakshin seat. The bypolls for 33 seats spread over 10 states were held on September 13.
The outcome of the bypolls is seen as yet another test of Narendra Modi government's popularity since it assumed power in May. It is also important as BJP prepares for polls in Haryana and Maharashtra next month where it hopes to oust the Congress in the two states.