Results of four assembly by-polls were announced on Monday, and not one went in favour of the Congress.
The worst defeat was in Haryana, where the Congress came third, and its candidate lost his deposit. Things couldn't get more humiliating in a state once considered a stronghold of the Congress.
Team Anna had urged people in Hisar to vote against the Congress to protest against the party not passing the Jan Lokpal Bill. Arvind Kejriwal, a prominent member of the anti-corruption alliance, had described the Hisar election as a referendum on the bill.
BJP leader LK Advani was quick enough to conclude the results were a warning to the UPA. (His Jan Chetna Yatra, now on, hopes to cash in on the anti-corruption wave across the country, but it is hobbled by Karnataka BJP leaders like BS Yeddyurappa, Katta Subramanya Naidu, and Janardhana Reddy, all of whom are languishing in jail on serious criminal charges. On Tuesday, Advani for the first time distanced himself from Yeddyurappa,Read More »from Congress fritters away all by-poll chances