Himachal election results: BJP wins 44 seats, Congress wins 21

Virabhadra Singh Photograph: Zee News Network

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 18, 2017, 01.22 AM (IST)

Dec 19, 2017, 08.14 AM

The ruling Congress was completely wiped out in Mandi district, where nine out of ten seats were won by the BJP with an Independent winning one seat.


 


Dec 19, 2017, 03.58 AM

The only consolation for the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress was that Himachal Pradesh has a history of changing the ruling formation at its helm every five years.

For the Congress, chief minister Virbhadra Singh won the Arki assembly seat while his son Vikramaditya Singh won from Shimla (Rural).


Dec 19, 2017, 03.21 AM

The BJP which romped to power in Himachal Pradesh by trouncing the Congress saw a jump of about 10 per cent in its vote share as compared to the last Assembly polls in 2012.


Dec 19, 2017, 01.42 AM

The CPI(M) made its presence felt by winning the Theog seat after 24 years. The party had won one seat in 1962, 1972 and 1993, but drew a blank in successive polls.


Dec 18, 2017, 06.18 PM

Counting is finally over in the Himachal elections. 

The BJP wins 44 seats, the Congress 21. 

One seat goes to the CPI(M), and two to independents. 


Dec 18, 2017, 04.02 PM

According to election commission

BJP got 44 seats

Congress at 20 seats with lead at 1 seat

Others 2


Dec 18, 2017, 03.04 PM

According to election commission

BJP wins 42 seats, leading at 2 seats

Congress wins 19, leading at 2 seats

 


Dec 18, 2017, 02.31 PM

Chief Electoral Officer of Himachal Pradesh, Pushpendra Rajput says "EVMs cannot be manipulated in any way."

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Dec 18, 2017, 02.27 PM

Victory in Himachal Pradesh for BJP

According to election commission

BJP wins 36 seats leading at 9 seats

Congres at 19 leading at 2 seats

Others at 2 leading at 1 seat


Dec 18, 2017, 02.18 PM

BJP won in Himachal Pradesh with 35 seats


Dec 18, 2017, 01.46 PM

Election commission has declared total of 34 seats to BJP.

 


Dec 18, 2017, 01.42 PM

According to the election commission:

BJP wins 33 leading in 11 seats

Congress wins 17 leading in 4 seats

Others wins 2 leading in 1 seats


Dec 18, 2017, 01.16 PM

BJP close to win Himahcal as one more seat declared to BJP by election commission.

BJP wins 32

Congress wins 17

Others wins 2


Dec 18, 2017, 01.09 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at BJP headquarters.

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Dec 18, 2017, 01.01 PM

One more seat declared to BJP by election commission.

BJP now at 31 seats

Congress wins 17 seats


Dec 18, 2017, 12.39 PM

Election commission has declared a total of 30 seats to BJP.

Congress 17

Others 2


Dec 18, 2017, 12.37 PM

Congress's Rajinder Rana who won in Sujanpur seat against Prem Kumar Dhumal says, "It's a symbol of people's confidence in Congress. Thankful that they made me victorious. We have never stepped back from serving people in Sujanpur & we will always serve them."


Dec 18, 2017, 12.34 PM

One more seat declared to Congress by election commission.

Congress 15

BJP 27

Others 2


Dec 18, 2017, 12.25 PM

A total of 27 seats has been declared to BJP by the election commission.


Dec 18, 2017, 11.57 AM

Election commission has declared total of 23 seats to BJP.

Congress 14

Others 2

 


Dec 18, 2017, 11.22 AM

One more seat declared to Congress and BJP by the election commission.

BJP 20

Congress 12

Others 2


Dec 18, 2017, 11.18 AM

PK Dhumal says "personal loss is not of much importance."

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Dec 18, 2017, 11.17 AM

Election commission has declared total of 19 seats to BJP 

Congress 11

Others 2


Dec 18, 2017, 11.11 AM

BJP’s Kishan Kapoor from Dharamshala constituency is leading on a margin of 2997, while Congress’ Sudhir Sharma is the trailing candidate in the constituency.


Dec 18, 2017, 11.07 AM

Total of 10 seats declared to BJP by the election commission. 


Dec 18, 2017, 11.06 AM

 Rahul Gandhi tweets "the Congress party accepts the verdict of the people and congratulates the new governments in both states."

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Dec 18, 2017, 11.02 AM

Total of 9 seats declared to Congress by the election commission.

BJP  17

Others 2


Dec 18, 2017, 11.00 AM

"Modi ji's aim for the youth in 2022 will become a reality," says Amit Shah

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Dec 18, 2017, 10.54 AM

Election Commission declares total of 17 seats to BJP


Dec 18, 2017, 10.51 AM

One more seat declared to BJP by election commission 

BJP 16

Congress 8

Others 1


Dec 18, 2017, 10.48 AM

Amit Shah says, "people in Himachal wants to join Narendra Modi in the journey to development."

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Dec 18, 2017, 10.45 AM

Election Commission has declared total of 15 seats to BJP


Dec 18, 2017, 10.40 AM

 BJP win in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh will have positive impact in Karnataka says BS Yeddyurappa

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Dec 18, 2017, 10.35 AM

Election Commission declares total of 14 seats to BJP


Dec 18, 2017, 10.30 AM

"I accept the victory of BJP," says Virbhadra Singh 

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Dec 18, 2017, 10.27 AM

Election Commission declares total of 8 seats to Congress

BJP 11

Others 1


Dec 18, 2017, 10.24 AM

Amit Shah thanks Himachal Pradesh for the victory

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Dec 18, 2017, 10.21 AM

Election Commission has declared 11 seats to BJP

Congress  at 7

Others at 1


Dec 18, 2017, 10.07 AM

Narendra Modi tweets "Election results in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh indicate a strong support for politics of good governance and development."

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Dec 18, 2017, 10.02 AM

Amit Shah arrives at BJP Headquarters 

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Dec 18, 2017, 10.00 AM

Election Commission declares total of 6 seats to Congress


Dec 18, 2017, 09.54 AM

Election Commission declares total of 9 seats to BJP

Congress 5

Others 1


Dec 18, 2017, 09.51 AM

Anirudh Singh of Congress  declared won from Kasumpti by almost 9400 votes defeating BJP Vijay Jyoti in Himachal Pradesh Elections


Dec 18, 2017, 09.41 AM

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi congratulates to BJP

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Dec 18, 2017, 09.33 AM

Chief Minister Candidate PK Dhumal loses in Himachal Pradesh

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Dec 18, 2017, 09.27 AM

Election Commission declares total of 8 seats to BJP

Congress 4

Others 1


Dec 18, 2017, 09.22 AM

Elections Commission declares total of 6 seats to BJP

Congress  3

Others 1


Dec 18, 2017, 09.18 AM

Election Commission has declared total of 5 seats to BJP 

Congress still at 2

Others-1


Dec 18, 2017, 09.05 AM

Election commission has declared a total of 4 seats to BJP

Congress- 2

Others - 1


Dec 18, 2017, 08.57 AM

Election commission has declared total of 3 seats to BJP

 


Dec 18, 2017, 07.04 AM

BJP leading with 43

Congress 22

 Others 3


Dec 18, 2017, 06.45 AM

The Election Commission has declared two winning seats to BJP.


Dec 18, 2017, 06.16 AM

BJP ahead with 45 

Congress 20

Others 3


Dec 18, 2017, 06.13 AM

BJP party workers were seen celebrating after counting displayed favourable trends in Himachal and Gujarat election results. 

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Dec 18, 2017, 05.45 AM

The Election Commission of India declared 1 winning seat to Congress. 


Dec 18, 2017, 05.43 AM

BJP 44

Congress 20

Others 4


Dec 18, 2017, 05.41 AM

BJP ahead with 43 

Congress 21

Others 4


Dec 18, 2017, 05.32 AM

BJP leading with 42

Congress 22

Others 4


Dec 18, 2017, 05.27 AM

BJP leading with 41

Congress 24

Others 3


Dec 18, 2017, 05.20 AM

Prime Minister Modi flashes a victory sign.

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Dec 18, 2017, 05.16 AM

BJP leading with 42 

Congress 23

Others 3


Dec 18, 2017, 05.14 AM

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that they will form a government in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.  

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Dec 18, 2017, 05.02 AM

BJP leading with 41 

Congress 22

Others 5


Dec 18, 2017, 04.59 AM

BJP leading with 40 seats

Congress 22

Others 5


Dec 18, 2017, 04.57 AM

Congress candidate Vikramaditya Singh, leading from Shimla Road showed confidence of forming the government in the state. 

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Dec 18, 2017, 04.53 AM

BJP's chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal trailing by 1709 votes from Sujanpur. 


Dec 18, 2017, 04.36 AM

Virbhadra Singh leading by 1162 votes in Arki.


Dec 18, 2017, 04.33 AM

Congress candidate Rajendra Rana, who contested against BJP chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal, is leading from Sujanpur. 


Dec 18, 2017, 04.25 AM

BJP candidate Pramod Sharma trailing from Shimla Rural. 

 


Dec 18, 2017, 04.18 AM

BJP leading with 40

Congress 22 

Others 4


Dec 18, 2017, 04.16 AM

BJP candidate Ratan Singh Pal trailing from Arki assembly. 


Dec 18, 2017, 04.13 AM

BJP leading with 36 seats.

Congress 21

Others 3


Dec 18, 2017, 04.12 AM

Congress candidate Vikramaditya Singh Thakur leading from Shimla rural.

Congress candidate Mansa Ram trailing from Karsog.


Dec 18, 2017, 04.08 AM

BJP leading with 33 seats.

Congress 19

Others 3


Dec 18, 2017, 04.06 AM

BJP chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal trailing by 540 seats.


Dec 18, 2017, 04.03 AM

BJP leading from 33 seats.

Congress 21

Others 1


Dec 18, 2017, 04.02 AM

BJP candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal trailing from Sujanpur seat. 


Dec 18, 2017, 03.54 AM

BJP leading with 29 seats.

Congress 21

Others 1


Dec 18, 2017, 03.44 AM

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Dec 18, 2017, 03.43 AM

Congress candidate Champa Thakur leading from Mandi.


Dec 18, 2017, 03.42 AM

BJP leading with 26 seats.

Congress 21

Others 1


Dec 18, 2017, 03.40 AM

BJP candidate Anil Sharma leading from Mandi.


Dec 18, 2017, 03.37 AM

BJP chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal leading from Sujanpur.


Dec 18, 2017, 03.34 AM

BJP candidate Hira Lal leading from Karsog.

BJP candidate Jawahar Thakur leading from Darang.


Dec 18, 2017, 03.30 AM

BJP leading with a two-thirds majority. 


Dec 18, 2017, 03.21 AM

BJP 33

Congress 10

Others 1


Dec 18, 2017, 03.19 AM

BJP leading with 33 

Congress 10

Others 0


Dec 18, 2017, 03.18 AM

BJP leading with 26

Congress 10

Others 0


Dec 18, 2017, 03.10 AM

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Dec 18, 2017, 02.57 AM

North Gujarat - 10/32

BJP: 4

Cong: 5

Others: 1


Dec 18, 2017, 02.53 AM

The Chief Election Commission has assured that there can not be any tampering with the EVMs.  

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Dec 18, 2017, 01.22 AM

The results of the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh will be announced at 8 am today.

The two key opponents in the state are chief minister Virbhadra Singh and BJP chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal.

The two opponents have had full confidence in winning over the state. 

While chief minister Virbhadra Singh is sure of "mission repeat" and denies any chance of anti-incumbency factor against his party, Prem Kumar Dhumal assures of wiping out the mafia raj from the state after his victory. 

Most of the exit polls after the election have indicated a victory for BJP. The Congress however has negated the results. 

Since the past 24 years, Himachal Pradesh has had alternative governments between the BJP and the Congress. 

The state underwent single phase assembly elections on November 9. The total number of seats in the state is 68. For winning the elections a party needs to win 35 seats or more. 

The elections were fought by 337 candidates which include 19 women.

The voter turnout in the election this year was recorded to be 74.61 per cent, which is the highest ever turn out for assembly election in Himachal. 

There was a close battle between the BJP and the Congress in the assembly election held in the state in 2012. The Congress won 36 seats while the BJP bagged 26 seats.