BJP or an ally on Tuesday won 41 of the 59 seats at stake in byelections of 11 states. In Gujarat, BJP steamrollered Congress in all 8 seats to which bypolls were held. In MP, 18 of the 19 seats won by BJP were those that Congress lost. Manipur was the third state where BJP scored a near-perfect 4 in Congress strongholds. Uttar Pradesh also strengthened CM Yogi Adityanath’s hand with a 6-on-6 show in seats held by BJP. BJP continued its march in Karnataka to silence CM BS Yediyurappa’s detractors and put a lid on talk of leadership change. In Telangana, BJP candidate M Raghunandan Rao beat Solipeta Sujatha by a wafer-thin margin of 1,079 votes. One of the two Nagaland seats that went to poll was won by NDPP, a BJP ally.