Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017

The Election Commission has announced polls for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly. The single-phase election will be held on November 9 and counting of votes will take place on December 18. In the 68-member state assembly, Congress has 36 seats while BJP won 26 seats in the last elections. With Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh at the helm, Congress will try to retain the state amid BJP's successive victories in other states. The BJP, on the other hand, has still not projected

any leader for the polls in Himachal, though speculation is rife that the choice is between two-time chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and Union Health Minister J P Nadda.

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In a U-turn, Congress blames EVM tampering for loss in Himachal Pradesh elections

Congress president Rahul Gandhi had claimed that lack of connect with the masses and arrogance of power was one of the main factors for the party's defeat. The change of stance has surprised many

Congress president Rahul Gandhi dissects Himachal defeat: Arrogance of people in power, disconnect

The Congress president was not convinced with the explanation of some leaders on the shortcoming of the party's campaign to match BJP's resources, and cut them short mid-way their speeches.


Rahul visits Shimla today to take stock of Cong’s defeat

During his meeting with Pradesh Congress Committee office-bearers and district presidents, Gandhi is likely to get a feedback on factors that resulted in Congress' dismal performance in the elections.

Himachal Pradesh: Profiles of new ministers; six new faces, five old hands

The newly inducted cabinet has six new faces and five old hands, apart from the 52-year old Jai Ram Thakur at the helm

Jairam Thakur: All 'retired, tired and hired' officers given extensions will get the boot

"The state is passing through a grim financial crisis and the outgoing government is fully responsible for this. They did not nothing to increase financial resources of the state," the CM-designate said in his first press conference

BJP signals generation shift in Himachal Pradesh, picks Jai Ram Thakur as Chief Minister

Thakur, known as a “gentle leader” who has always shunned the limelight, was thrust into the frontrunner slot after the surprise loss of BJP chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal in the Assembly elections.


Confusion, chaos in Shimla: Dhumal, Jairam slogans give BJP observers a headache

Supporters of Prem Kumar Dhumal, the CM candidate who lost from Sujanpur after shifting from Hamirpur, are not prepared to give up their claim to power. Five-term MLA Jairam Thakur, on the other hand, has emerged front-runner for the post.

No word yet on Himachal CM pick, BJP observers return to Delhi

Sloganeering in favour of Prem Kumar Dhumal and counter-slogans by those backing candidature Jairam Thakur was witnessed even as consultations were underway.

Governance was not as per expectation: Himachal Cong chief counters Virbhadra

The BJP won 44 seats in the state, reducing the Congress to just 21 in the 68-member state Assembly.

Assembly election results LIVE updates: Gujarat verdict a massive jolt to BJP, says Rahul Gandhi

Both Modi and BJP president Amit Shah called the results a victory of their party and government’s development agenda. Addressing jubilant party workers at the BJP headquarters Monday evening, Modi raised the slogan of “Jeetega bhai jeetega, Vikas hi jeetega”.

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Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Elections 2017: List of top winners

Independent candidate Jignesh Mevani wins by over 21,000 votes in Vadgam. Congress did not field a candidate for this constituency, which is a traditional stronghold of the party.

Himachal Pradesh Election Results : Congress fails to buck 'alternate' trend as BJP wins hill state

Counting of votes for the 68-member House began at 8 am this morning. Despite BJP's initial leads, Congress candidate and CM Virbhadra’s son, Vikramaditya, says the party confident of "reversing the trends."


Himachal Pradesh exit polls 2017: BJP ousts Congress with big margin

Exit polls of several TV channels shows a sweeping win for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2017: Red carpet laid out for 100-year-old to vote

Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2017: The ruling Congress and BJP are contesting all 68 seats with Virbhadra Singh and Prem Kumar Dhumal as CM candidates for their respective parties. BSP is contesting 42 seats, followed by CPM — 14.

PM Modi goes ballistic on Congress in poll-bound Himachal: See pics

With just four days to go for the Himachal Pradesh elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi upped the ante against the Congress and said the party and corruption were inseparable. Here are some pictures from his campaign in the poll bound state.

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How Himachal Pradesh Trumps Gujarat Even Though Modi’s State Is The Economic Powerhouse

A look at the key social indicators in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh suggest that the hilly state is better off than PM Modi’s home turf. A report by India Spend says that Himachal Pradesh races ahead in areas like governance and social infrastructure. The per-capita income of Himachal is also almost equal to that of […]

Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2017: BJP vs Congress is Dhumal vs Virbhadra

BJP’s chief minister face in Himachal Pradesh Prem Kumar Dhumal has consistently ranked in number one place in surveys the BJP and RSS were constantly getting done. Yet the party was reluctant to name him, until Virbhadra Singh arm-twisted the Congress to nominate him. Once that happened, the Congress was perceived to have stolen a […]