BJP faces yet another setback in UP, loses Noorpur Assembly seat; loses a total 12 out of 15 seats

In a big setback to the ruling BJP, the opposition parties on Thursday snatched 12 seats, limiting the saffron party and its allies to just three, out of four Lok Sabha and 11 Assembly seats across 11 states. The results also pointed towards the strengthening of a non-BJP alliance in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and the need for the saffron party to devise new strategies to counter the Opposition unity.

May 31, 2018, 19:02 PM IST