While the BJP dismissed any suggestions of anti-incumbency against its chief ministers Devendra Fadnavis and Manohar Lal Khattar, top party leaders did not hesitate to campaign extensively in both the states.
A few months ago, BJP won all 10 LS seats and more than half the votes in Haryana. However, it is not this alone that is holding Manohar Lal Khattar steady. From a feeble, divided Opposition to a successful job hiring scheme and appeal of Art 370, The Indian Express travels across the state to find out why BJP is sitting pretty
“They could have told us this earlier. If there is a problem with her helicopter, they would already know. They only kept us here in pretence of her coming else their rally would have looked like a flop show,” said a supporter.
The bypolls are going to be held on the assembly seats of Phagwara, Dakha, Mukerian and Jalalabad on October 21. "Reports are that everything is going well and we will win all the four seats," he said.