In Uttar Pradesh, the Opposition parties are relieved that the Congress has decided not to field a candidate for the Kairana Lok Sabha by-election. The Congress, Khan added, needs to change its big brother attitude towards the regional parties which alienates them. "We won five seats and came second in 31, so the people's verdict for the Samajwadi Party was 36 seats. The Congress won two and came second in six, so it can contest eight. The Samajwadi Party has already asked its workers to organise themselves in Madhya Pradesh for the upcoming polls.
Source: The Telegraph May 16, 2018 21:00 UTC