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Himachal Pradesh (HP) Assembly Elections Results 2017

HIMACHAL PRADESH ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS 2017 NEWS

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Himachal Pradesh elections: BJP’s internal survey shows party may not win 50 plus seats, Congress upbeat on winning

December 13, 2017 9:12:50 pm

“Had the leadership issue been resolved before the distribution of tickets, the party would have certainly won 50 plus seats,” a senior BJP leader said

Himachal Pradesh: Poll panel, CEO review arrangements through video-conferencing

December 13, 2017 3:17:43 am

Chief Electoral Officer Pushpendra Rajput told the District Election Officers to ensure that all arrangements for counting were in place by December 15 and also to implement the series of guidelines issued by the commission for counting day.

Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections: Refrain from making vague claims, wait for outcome on Dec 19, says Dhumal

December 12, 2017 5:55:52 am

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is in Delhi and was likely to return to Shimla Wednesday, sources said. Virbhadra may meet newly elected Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Delhi.

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Himachal elections: BJP to form govt, says Dhumal; Virbhadra Singh asks party to stop daydreaming

December 11, 2017 9:32:26 pm

"It is just a matter of few days before the BJP forms the next government in the hill state. Himachal Pradesh will became 19th BJP ruled state," BJP’s CM candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal said

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Himachal elections: Polls were influenced by rampant distribution of liquor, says transport minister GS Bali

November 27, 2017 8:18:08 pm

State Cabinet minister claims VVPAT machines not foolproof, says Congress will return to power in the state to form the next government

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Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2017: BJP says confident of 50-plus seats, no decision on rebels

November 20, 2017 3:10:48 am

Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, who addressed the meeting, said: “The mood of the voters during the poll was to vote for change. Even if we make conservative estimate on the reports and internal feed-back, the party will end up at 50-plus.”

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Himachal elections: Virbhadra Singh is Congress’ CM candidate, says Sukhu; rules out being in ‘race for cabinet’ post

November 13, 2017 7:42:47 pm

Sukhu said the Congress was all set to form the government, claiming that a higher voting percentage in the state was a clear reflection of anti-incumbency against the Narendra Modi government.

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Virbhadra Singh confident, says will return with renewed energy

November 12, 2017 7:42:47 am

"PM Modi spoke intemperate language, he called us all as parasites, it hurt every Himachali," says Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh.

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More women vote than men in Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls

November 11, 2017 9:23:17 pm

In 48 out of 68 Assembly constituencies, the polling percentage of women was higher than men, whereas in only 15 seats the number of female voters was more than men.

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Himachal Assembly elections: At 101, India’s first voter votes again, says ‘maine apna farz nibhaya’

November 10, 2017 4:30:01 am

For years, Shyam Saran Negi has been hailed as an example of keeping the democratic spirit alive in the mountains, especially high altitude valleys, by religiously turning up to vote in every election.

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Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections: Want change, clean govt and jobs, say first-time voters

November 10, 2017 4:20:12 am

Outside the booths in Theog and Matiayna, men and women standing in queues were seen debating rise in the prices of pulses and LGP.

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Himachal Pradesh polls: At 75 per cent, state records its highest voter turnout

November 10, 2017 1:18:58 am

Himachal Pradesh polls: Polling was peaceful, with no violence or disruption of the poll process being reported, even as the weather played the perfect host.

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Himachal Pradesh records its highest voter turnout at 74 per cent

November 9, 2017 10:13:48 pm

The state’s Chief Electoral Officer, Pushpendra Rajput, said later in the day that though broadly they estimate a polling percentage of 74 per cent but voters were waiting at 435 polling stations even after 5 pm. Thus, there are chances of polling percentage going higher.

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Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017: Over 75% turnout recorded as voting ends

November 9, 2017 6:54:01 pm

Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections: There are 337 candidates in the fray today, including sitting Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and former CM Prem Kumar Dhumal, contesting the polls.

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Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls today: EC to webcast live from 2,300 polling stations

November 9, 2017 8:53:22 am

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.

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Notebandi no issue now, GST had minor impact: Satpal Singh Satti

November 9, 2017 4:20:51 am

Himachal Pradesh BJP president Satpal Singh Satti, who is contesting from the Una constituency, talks to The Indian Express about the impact of GST and demonetisation.

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Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections: No clear wave, BJP bets on parivartan, Congress on Virbhadra magic

November 9, 2017 4:04:08 am

With the state having a trend of power changing hands between the two top political contenders, Congress and BJP, since 1985, the BJP claims to be in a position of advantage in a battle which is primarily a fight of two veterans.

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Model Code of Conduct active: EC asks ministry to defer release of advertisement

November 9, 2017 8:53:13 am

The Commission received 32 references relating to the Model Code of Conduct between October 12 and November 7 from the Union government, of which the maximum were from the Central Board of Excise and Customs.

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With model booths, Una tries to push up poll percentage

November 8, 2017 8:37:45 am

Una DC and District Election Officer Vikas Labroo had also organised several programmes including rallies under ‘Systemaic Voters Education and Electoral participation (SVEEP)’ process to ask people to come out and vote.

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Navjot Singh Sidhu skips campaign, says was ‘not needed’

November 8, 2017 8:20:46 am

While Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, PPCC president Sunil Kumar Jakhar and Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal campaigned in Himachal, Sidhu did not.

Question is not how many seats we can win, but how many Congress can save: Prem Kumar Dhumal

November 8, 2017 7:06:07 am

For me, the first thing that needs to be improved is the law and order situation. We have some good officers who need to be brought in and those who have not done their job well need to be punished.

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Cases against me motivated, BJP wants to crush me, says CM Virbhadra Singh

November 8, 2017 5:44:50 pm

Modiji was keen on taking credit for the BJP’s win in these elections, just like in previous ones, but when he saw the situation on the ground he decided to name Dhumalji as the candidate.

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Himachal elections: Dhumal slaps legal notice on Rahul Gandhi over ‘land-grabbing’ remarks

November 7, 2017 10:34:46 pm

During his speech at Chamba as well as in Nagrota Bhagwan on November 6, Rahul Gandhi said, "Dhumal grabbed government land and that's why his son Anurag Thakur was removed from BCCI"

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No exit poll results before December 14 evening: Election commission

November 7, 2017 9:28:06 pm

The existing law allows the EC to ban opinion polls 48 hours prior to voting.

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Himachal elections: Dhumal and BJP’s ‘parivartan’ campaign signal winds of change in hill state

November 7, 2017 8:54:59 pm

By naming Prem Kumar Dhumal as BJP’s CM candidate, Amit Shah has upset the Congress's applecart. Till that time, the BJP's campaign remained mired in confusion

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