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Himachal Pradesh assembly elections set for November 12; counting  on December 8

The Election Commission (EC) announced the date of the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls on Friday, which are scheduled for November 12, and results will be unveiled on December 8.

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Shimla: The Election Commission (EC) announced the date of the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls on Friday, which are scheduled for November 12, and results will be unveiled on December 8. However, the EC has not declared the date of the much-awaited Gujarat assembly polls.

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Last month, the Chief Election Commissioner, Rajiv Kumar, and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey visited Himachal Pradesh to monitor the poll situation.

In the last assembly polls in Himachal held in 2017, the BJP emerged victorious with a thumping margin. The saffron party bagged 44 seats, while the Congress was able to win just 21 seats. The state has a total of 68 seats.

The BJP remained ahead as far as percentage of vote was concerned; the party received 48.79 percent of the total valid votes, while the Congress got 41.68 percent of the votes, and 9.53 percent of the votes went into the kitty of independence.

At present, the BJP and the Congress have 45 and 22 MLAs, respectively, and the CPI (M) has one legislator in the assembly.

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After winning Punjab, the AAP is upbeat and sets foot in Himachal Pradesh. The top brass of the AAP has been trying to perform splendidly to stretch its leg gradually all over the country. In fact, politics is a different ballgame, full of uncertainty. Therefore, prediction is not free from danger.

More than 55 lakh voters are expected to cast their votes for 68 assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh, Kumar said at the press briefing.

More than 1.86 lakh voters are expected to exercise their right to vote for the first time. Meanwhile, 1.22 lakh aged 80-plus and 1,184 voters who are above 100 years of age.

 

 

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