Himachal Elections

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BJP minister refuses to campaign against son, who's from Congress

30 Mar 2019

BJP minister refuses to campaign against son, who's from Congress

Power minister in the BJP government in Himachal Pradesh, Anil Sharma has said that he would not campaign against his son Aashray Sharma, who has been declared the Congress candidate in Mandi.

Himachal Congress MLA slaps cop, gets slapped right back

29 Dec 2017

Himachal Congress MLA slaps cop, gets slapped right back

In Himachal Pradesh, an MLA decided to slap a cop. What grabbed eyeballs is when the cop slaps her right back.

Jairam Thakur takes oath as 14th CM of Himachal Pradesh

27 Dec 2017

Jairam Thakur takes oath as 14th CM of Himachal Pradesh

Five-time MLA Jairam Thakur has taken oath as Himachal CM. He was elected to helm the state after the party's CM-candidate Prem Dhumal failed to win.

How will the Himachal cabinet shape up?

26 Dec 2017

How will the Himachal cabinet shape up?

After Jai Ram Thakur was named Himachal's CM, speculations have on about his possible cabinet.

Meet Jai Ram Thakur, the next CM of Himachal Pradesh

24 Dec 2017

Meet Jai Ram Thakur, the next CM of Himachal Pradesh

Jai Ram Thakur has been formally elected as the Himachal Pradesh's chief minister, after some days of indecision by the BJP, despite a convincing win.

Meet the millionaire Independent who defeated Anurag Thakur's father-in-law

19 Dec 2017

Meet the millionaire Independent who defeated Anurag Thakur's father-in-law

One of the most prominent defeats in the Himachal elections was of BJP stalwart Gulab Singh Thakur, Anurag Thakur's father-in-law.

Himachal CM: After Dhumal loses, Nadda, Jai Ram emerge frontrunners

19 Dec 2017

Himachal CM: After Dhumal loses, Nadda, Jai Ram emerge frontrunners

Though Himachal accepted BJP's leadership for next five years, it rejected their CM candidate, Prem Kumar Dhumal.

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Interesting records of Gujarat elections 2017!

18 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Interesting records of Gujarat elections 2017!

Did you know that during Gujarat election 2017, at 80, Congress won the highest number of seats since 1985?

Gujarat and Himachal have chosen development: Modi on BJP win

18 Dec 2017

Gujarat and Himachal have chosen development: Modi on BJP win

It was a major win for the BJP as it retained its hold on Gujarat and wrested power from the Congress in Himachal Pradesh.

'Jo jeeta wohi sikandar', says Smriti Irani on BJP win

18 Dec 2017

'Jo jeeta wohi sikandar', says Smriti Irani on BJP win

The BJP has won the critical Assembly elections in PM Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat, though with a much less margin than it intended to.

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: What's behind BJP's diminished vote-share?

18 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: What's behind BJP's diminished vote-share?

The BJP is all set to win Gujarat with a lead in about 99 seats (2pm).

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Leaders react to BJP's wins in Gujarat, Himachal

18 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Leaders react to BJP's wins in Gujarat, Himachal

The BJP is all set to form the government in Gujarat for the sixth time and has managed to snatch the throne from the ruling Congress in Himachal Pradesh too.

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Constituency-wise results in Himachal Pradesh as BJP takes lead

18 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Constituency-wise results in Himachal Pradesh as BJP takes lead

Counting of votes is underway for the Himachal elections. By 3 pm, BJP had taken a lead in 41 seats, more than the halfway mark of 35, and Congress in 23.

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: In Gujarat, trends show BJP leading in 98 seats

18 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: In Gujarat, trends show BJP leading in 98 seats

For Gujarat assembly elections, counting of votes began at 8am.

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: BJP wins in Himachal but Dhumal loses Sujanpur

18 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: BJP wins in Himachal but Dhumal loses Sujanpur

Counting of votes began at 8am today for the Himachal Pradesh elections. BJP is all set to form government in the hill state with a lead in 44 seats (as of 4:50 pm).

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Counting starts at 8 AM for Gujarat, HP elections

18 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Counting starts at 8 AM for Gujarat, HP elections

Counting has started at 8 am today for the critical Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections, both key tests for BJP and Congress.

#IndiaDecidesOn18: Himachal elections- Look out for these five fiery battles

17 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18: Himachal elections- Look out for these five fiery battles

Voters in Himachal have alternatively voted for Congress and BJP to keep the parties on their toes.

Gujarat: SC rejects Congress plea for cross-verification of 25% EVMs

15 Dec 2017

Gujarat: SC rejects Congress plea for cross-verification of 25% EVMs

The SC has rejected a Congress plea seeking directions to the EC for cross-verification of at least 25% of EVM votes with VVPAT paper trail.

Exit polls predict a landslide victory for BJP in Himachal!

14 Dec 2017

Exit polls predict a landslide victory for BJP in Himachal!

Since BJP-Congress have alternatively wrested power in Himachal, it is not much of a surprise that exit polls reveal a massive win for BJP with about 50 seats.

Will Rahul be able to revive Congress, as its president?

07 Dec 2017

Will Rahul be able to revive Congress, as its president?

After a 19-year Congress presidency, Sonia Gandhi is making way for heir-apparent, Rahul Gandhi.

Himachal Pradesh elections: 50.3L voters across 68 constituencies cast ballot

09 Nov 2017

Himachal Pradesh elections: 50.3L voters across 68 constituencies cast ballot

Voting for the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections began today across all 68 constituencies at 8am.

Himachal polls: Whom should you vote for?

08 Nov 2017

Himachal polls: Whom should you vote for?

With the Himachal elections on November 9, the hill state's citizens are not exactly spoilt for choice.

Congress like termites, have to remove it from roots: Modi

05 Nov 2017

Congress like termites, have to remove it from roots: Modi

PM Narendra Modi yesterday blamed senior Congress leaders for "running away" from Himachal Pradesh ahead of elections.

Modi in Himachal: Congress is a laughing club, losing everywhere

02 Nov 2017

Modi in Himachal: Congress is a laughing club, losing everywhere

Himachal Pradesh, which goes to polls on November 9, will see a PM Narendra Modi blitzkrieg as he addresses rallies in different constituencies.

Himachal Elections: 158 crorepati candidates, 61 with criminal cases

02 Nov 2017

Himachal Elections: 158 crorepati candidates, 61 with criminal cases

Of the 338 candidates in the fray for the Himachal polls 2017, 158 are crorepatis and 61 have criminal cases against them.

Himachal elections: Comparing Prem Dhumal and Virbhadra Singh

02 Nov 2017

Himachal elections: Comparing Prem Dhumal and Virbhadra Singh

For Himachal elections, BJP had initially planned to contest polls without naming a CM candidate, somewhat similar to their strategy for Haryana and UP elections.

Himachal Polls: Prem Kumar Dhumal picked as BJP's CM candidate

31 Oct 2017

Himachal Polls: Prem Kumar Dhumal picked as BJP's CM candidate

In a surprising move, BJP chief has announced Prem Kumar Dhumal, 73, as the party's chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh state assembly elections.

Himachal Polls: 100-year-old India's first voter to cast vote again

29 Oct 2017

Himachal Polls: 100-year-old India's first voter to cast vote again

On 25th October 1951, Shyam Saran Negi became the first Indian to cast his vote in independent India for the Mandi-Mahasu parliamentary constituency in Himachal Pradesh.

BJP and Congress finalize candidates for Himachal polls

19 Oct 2017

BJP and Congress finalize candidates for Himachal polls

The Himachal elections on November 9 are touted as a BJP versus Congress showdown. Whereas BJP has announced nominees for all 68 seats, Congress has announced 59 candidates.

Before polls, Himachal minister Anil Sharma ditches Congress for BJP

15 Oct 2017

Before polls, Himachal minister Anil Sharma ditches Congress for BJP

In a blow to Congress, ahead of the Himachal polls, Anil Sharma, cabinet minister in the Congress-led Virbhadra Singh government, is all set to join BJP.

Election Commission: Himachal will go to polls on November 9

12 Oct 2017

Election Commission: Himachal will go to polls on November 9

AK Jyoti, Chief Election Commission, announced that the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly will go to polls on November 9 and the counting of votes will be held on December 18.

PM Modi sets in motion BJP's Himachal poll campaign

03 Oct 2017

PM Modi sets in motion BJP's Himachal poll campaign

PM Modi commences BJP's Himachal poll campaign with a rally on the banks of Gobind Sagar Lake, the man-made reservoir created by the Bhakra-Nagal dam, in Bilaspur.