India

Congress lose four elections


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The ruling Indian National Congress Party lost by-elections in four states on Monday, and in three of those states they are in control.

In Bihar, which Congress does not control and is not a major player (they hold four of 243 seats), they lost to the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U).

In Haryana in the north of the country Congress came third with the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) winning the seat.

In Maharashtra the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in alliance with Shiv Sena won the seat from Congress.

And finally in Andhra Pradesh the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) won the seat with a majority of more than 50,000 votes.

Team Anna, the group backing social activist and anti corruption campaigner. Anna Hazare, are said to have had an effect on the elections in Haryana and Maharashtra. They are urging people to support candidates who back their Jan Lokpal, a stronger anti corruption bill to that making its way through parliament at the moment which is known as the Lokpal Bill.

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