New Delhi: After facing debacle in the Hisar elections, the Congress has lost its hope to win the battle of ballots for the forthcoming by-poll in West Bengal, Haryana, Jharkhand, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh and Orissa scheduled for November 30.

As the nomination for the by-poll begins on Saturday, political parties are gearing up for elections in Adampur and Ratiya of Haryana, Nalagarh and Renuka of Himachal Pradesh, Laukaha in Bihar, Mandu in Jharkhand and Umerkote in Orissa.

Considering the frail hold of the party in these states, the Congress is not pinning hope on any of the by-poll.  It can be gauged from the fact that the party has certain identified roadblocks in each of these states. For Nalagarh seat in Himachal Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) candidate has always remained favourite among the locals.

On a similar note, the Umerkote laying vacant after the killing of BJD MLA  Jagabandhu Majhi has raised the chances of his son to win the by poll. While none of the parties are expecting their candidates to stand against the Trinmool candidate in West Bengal. More so, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) is facing tough situation to stand against JDU-BJP alliance.

JPN/Bureau