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Himachal Pradesh (HP) Assembly Elections Results 2017

HIMACHAL PRADESH ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS 2017 NEWS

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

December 25, 2017 4:39:59 am

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.

Jairam Thakur swearing-in ceremony Live Updates: Oath taking to begin at 11 am 

Jairam Thakur is next Himachal Pradesh CM, swearing-in on Dec 27

December 24, 2017 9:31:41 pm

Jairam Thakur's name was the only one considered by the BJP Legislature Party meeting, following a brief from BJP president Amit Shah

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Jairam Thakur is Himachal Pradesh CM

December 24, 2017 3:12:34 pm

Prem Kumar Dhumal, who lost the election in Sujanpur, has proposed Jairam Thakur's name at the BJP legislature party meeting and it was supported by Union Minister J P Nadda.

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

December 23, 2017 7:52:44 am

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.

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

December 22, 2017 5:40:43 pm

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

December 20, 2017 6:19:21 am

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

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Rakesh Singha to be first Himachal CPM MLA in 24 years: From student leader to convict to rights champion

December 20, 2017 4:22:28 am

Singha began his political career as a student leader in Himachal Pradesh University. His involvement in a murder case during his university days in 1978, and conviction in 1987, is what Singha believes put him through a hard test

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Assembly Election 2017: Ready for any party assignment, says Himachal CM front-runner Jairam Thakur

December 20, 2017 4:02:14 am

Thakur won consecutive elections from Chachiot in 2003 and 2007 by big margins, before the constituency became Seraj. In 2012, he defeated Congress’s Tara Thakur by over 5,700 votes

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Central BJP team in Shimla today as CM race hots up

December 20, 2017 12:28:30 am

Elected for the fifth time, Jairam was party’s state president when BJP returned to power in 1998.

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Himachal Pradesh: 30 MLAs have criminal cases, shows ADR data

December 20, 2017 12:24:18 am

Party wise, two out of the 21 Congress MLAs and 18 out of 44 BJP MLAs have criminal cases pending against them, besides one CPM MLA and one Independent.

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Day after results, Governor accepts Virbhadra Singh’s resignation

December 20, 2017 12:22:16 am

A Raj Bhawan spokesman said Governor had accepted his resignation and asked him to continue till the new government takes charge.

Those who couldn’t keep up connect with constituencies faced defeat: Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu

December 20, 2017 12:15:20 am

Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, president of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC), who won from Naduan Assembly constituency under Hamirpur district tells The Indian Express about why the party could not repeat their government despite exuding confidence before the Assembly election.

CM Virbhadra Singh resigns as BJP set to form govt in state

Himachal Pradesh election results 2017: CM Virbhadra Singh resigns as BJP set to form govt in state

December 19, 2017 1:41:15 pm

Himachal Pradesh election results 2017: BJP won a clear majority in the hill state winning 44 seats out in the 68-member House. Congress managed to win only 21 seats.

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Himachal Pradesh election results 2017: From Dhumal loyalist to the man who defeated him

December 19, 2017 11:36:38 am

Himachal Pradesh election results 2017: On Monday, Rajinder Rana became known as the Congress candidate who defeated the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate from Sujanpur by 1,919 votes

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Himachal Pradesh election results 2017: Virbhadra Singh blames defeat on ‘distribution of tickets’

December 19, 2017 11:35:10 am

Himachal Pradesh election results 2017: “There must a reason for their defeat as it’s not just Dhumal, but state BJP president Satpal Satti and senior party leader Maheshwar Singh who have also lost," Virbhadra Singh said

As race for CLP leader’s post hots up, Virbhadra tries to keep flock together

Congress anti-note ban, GST campaign falls flat, BJP cashes in on anti-incumbency

December 19, 2017 6:05:44 am

The Prime Minister, having a close connection with the state at the time he was general secretary in-charge in 1998 when Prem Kumar Dhumal formed the government with coalition with Sukh Ram’s Himachal Vikas Congress, could have proved to the BJP’s advantage.

The result of Nalagarh was announced two hours after the announcement of results of the Doon constituency

Only two of 12 Congress debutants win in Himachal Pradesh, four BJP first-timers emerge victorious

December 19, 2017 5:40:33 am

Neeraj Nayyar, another Congress debutant and son of former Congress minister Sagar Chand Nayyar, lost to a BJP first-timer Pawan Nayyar by 1879 votes.

BJP sweep in Himachal Pradesh stops at veteran & CM face Prem Kumar Dhumal’s door

December 19, 2017 7:03:20 am

By 3 pm, the packed office at his residence had emptied out, the bittersweet message was clear: The 73-year-old veteran was losing at a time when his party was sweeping the state.

Himachal Pradesh election result: Contests that went down to the wire

December 19, 2017 5:27:05 am

Veteran politician and Transport Minister GS Bali who was expecting to come out victorious with a huge margin from Kangra, however, lost to BJP’s Arun Kumar by a margin of 1,000 votes.

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Himachal Pradesh Election results: Five members of Virbhadra Cabinet bite the dust

December 19, 2017 5:12:30 am

Anti-incumbency, allegations of the patronising mafia, corruption, and deterioration in law and order cost the Congress dear in Himachal elections and made several party stalwarts bite the dust.

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Himachal Pradesh results: In Theog, as Congress changes candidate, Vidya Stokes bastion goes to CPM

December 19, 2017 8:34:52 am

Face of Kotkhai rape agitation wins seven-time MLA’s seat, Cong nominee finishes at third spot

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Personal loss does not have much importance, main gain is BJP’s victory: Prem Kumar Dhumal

December 19, 2017 8:29:54 am

No comments on shifting my constituency, but yes, the party wanted to win this seat and they thought I would win from here, said Dhumal

Victory rallies of BJP, Congress bring Nalagarh to a halt

December 19, 2017 3:59:44 am

The first procession started with the announcement of the victory of the BJP candidate, Paramjeet Singh Pammi, from Doon constituency, around 12.30 pm.

Chandigarh BJP jubilant, Congress says Modi magic on wane

December 19, 2017 11:22:56 am

Senior Congress leader and former union minister Pawan Bansal claimed that the election results are beginning of downfall for the BJP

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Election results: BJP wins Himachal Pradesh but its CM candidate Dhumal loses

December 19, 2017 8:32:52 am

Question mark over CM post after Dhumal loses from Sujanpur; several Cong ministers defeated

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