Recently concluded Assembly elections turned into a virtual referendum on Modi’s popularity and demonetisation in politically important Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand. The BJP decimated ruling SP, its alliance partner Congress and Mayavati’s BSP in UP.
While in Uttrakhand, a similar feat was achieved and Congress CM Harish Rawat could not even save his own seat and BJP won 57 out of 70 seats.
Congress too, crushing AAP’s hopes secured a much needed win in Punjab for its revival. The party also emerged as the single largest party in Goa and Manipur which threw up a hung Assembly.
But in between all this there were few who won big and few who lost and lost it all. We have compiled a list of biggest winners and losers for you. Take a look:
Winners: Shivpal Yadav (SP), Jaswant Nagar; Azam Khan (SP), Rampur; Rita Bahuguna Joshi(BJP), Lucknow Cantt; Mukhtar Ansari (BSP), Mau; Sangeet Som (BJP), Sardhana; Garima Singh(BJP), Amethi; Raja Bhiaya(Independent), Kunda
Losers: Gayatri Prajapati (SP), Amethi ; Aparna Yadav(SP), Lucknow Cantt; Amita Singh(Congress), Amethi
Winners: Satpal Maharaj(BJP), Chautattakhal; Indira Hri (Congress), Haldwani; Yashpal Arya(BJP), Bajpur; Sanjeev Arya(BJP), Nainital
Losers: Harish Rawat(Congress), Kichha& Haridwar Rural
Winners: Navjot Singh Siddhu(Cong), Amritsar East; Amrinder Singh(Cong), Patiala; Prakash Singh Badal(Akali), Lambi; Sukhbir Badal(Akali), Jalalabad
Losers: Bhagwant Mann(AAP), Jalalabad
Winners: Francis D Souza(BJP), Mapusa; Dv Kamath(Cong), Margao; L Faleiro(Cong), Navelim;
Losers: Laxmikant Pareskar(BJP), Mandrem; Elvis Gomes(AAP), Cuncolim
Winners: O lbobi Singh(Cong), Thoubal; N Biren Singh(BJP),Heingang
Losers: Irom Sharmila(PRJA) Thoubal