While Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje did not comment, BJP state president Ashok Parnami said, “We respect the mandate and will analyse where we were lacking in each of the three seats. We can gain the support of the people once again.''
Congress MP Sachin Pilot said the fact that the BJP was forced to make a so-called pro-farmer budget showed that the agrarian distress all over India was having its impact and the party would have to pay a heavy price for it
The MP from Patna Sahib, had earlier said that he was treated like a stepson in the BJP. Sinha said, "I felt my parent party was giving me the treatment given to a stepson. Quite honestly I felt stifled.”
Rajasthan, West Bengal bye-election results LIVE UPDATES: Litmus test for the BJP and Trinamool Congress as they hope to retain seats. The Congress, meanwhile, is hoping to capitalise on the Rajput disaffection with the BJP in Rajasthan.