In a replay of Karnataka results, the Congress on Sunday tasted defeats in by-elections to three Lok Sabha constituencies in as many states even as it retained two assembly seats in Haryana. Posting thumping wins, saffron parties BJP and Shiv Sena retained Hamirpur and Thane Parliamentary seats in Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra respectively. NCP's Agatha K Sangma, daughter of nine-time MP and former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma, romped home from Tura Lok Sabha seat in Meghalaya. Twentyseven-year-old Agatha, a Delhi-based lawyer, trounced Congress nominee Zenith Sangma by a huge margin of 99,855 votes. Maintaining its winning streak in Himachal, the BJP retained the Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat when its candidate Anurag Thakur, son of Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, emerged triumphant by a record margin.  Anurag, HP Cricket Association President, trounced his nearest Congress rival O P Rattan by 1,74,666 votes. Dhumal's son victory margin created a record eclipsing the one held by BJP's Suresh Chandel who had won the seat by 1.27 lakh votes in 1999.  Shiv Sena's candidate Anand Paranjpe humbled NCP's Sanjeev Naik, son of Maharashtra Minister Ganesh Naik, by 90,872 votes in the Thane Lok Sabha by-election. Anand, son of Sena MP Prakash Paranjpe whose death necessitated the bypoll, polled 4,62,766 votes against Naik's 3,71,894. In the three assembly by-elections in Haryana, the newly-floated Haryana Janhit Congress (BL) wrested the Adampur seat from Congress which retained Indri and Gohana. The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab maintained its sway over the Amritsar South assembly seat winning it by a margin of over 22,OOO votes. The Haryana Janhit Congress opened its account in the state assembly when former Chief Minister Bhajan Lal won the Adampur seat for a record 10th time. Septuagenarian Lal, expelled from the Congress after he joined the Haryana Janhit Congress floated by his son Kuldeep Bishnoi last December, drubbed his nearest Congress rival Ranjit Singh by a margin of over 26,188 votes. Lal had romped home from Adampur constituency for the first time in 1968 when mid-term elections were held in the state.