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Nw : Himachal Pradesh: Congress, BJP in neck-to-neck wrestle

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SHIMLA: The Congress has surged before the BJP main on 38 out of the 68 seats whereas the ruling salvage collectively has acquired one seat and is ahead on 26, in keeping with early trends from Himachal Pradesh where counting of votes solid within the assembly polls is in progress.

Unbiased candidates had been ahead on three seats whereas the Aam Aadmi Fetch collectively (AAP), which had fielded candidates on 67 seats, is but to originate its fable, in keeping with the Election Commission.

The of 1 seat of Sundernagar in Mandi district has been declared where BJP’s Rakesh Jamwal, who is the sitting MLA, has defeated his nearest Congress rival by a margin of 8,125 votes.

Candidates who are main encompass Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur from Seraj, Ministers Bikram Singh (Jaswant Paragpur) and Speaker and BJP chief Vipin Singh Parmar (Sullah).

The manager minister has attained a healthy lead of larger than 31,000 votes over his nearest Congress rival Chet Ram.

Ministers Ram Lal Markanda (Lahaul Spiti), Govind Sih Thakur (Manali) and Suresh Bhardwaj (Kasumpti), Rajinder Garg (Ghumarwin), Rajiv Saizal (Kasauli), Rakesh Pathania (Fatehpur) and Sarveen Chaudhary (Shahpur) too are main.

BJP’s Puran Chand (Darang) is before his rival whereas feeble minister Narender Bragata’s son Chetan Bragata of the BJP (Jubbal Kotkhai) is trailing. Broken-down Union minister Sukh Ram’s son Anil Sharma (Mandi Sadar) is main from his seat.

Congress chief Mukesh Agnihotri, who is the chief of opposition within the bid assembly, is main from Haroli, whereas feeble bid Congress chief Kuldeep Rathore (Theog), feeble minister Sudhir Sharma (Dharamsala), and Dhani Ram Shandil (Solan) too are ahead.

Others who are main encompass Congress’ Jagat Singh Negi from Kinnaur, Vikramaditya Singh, son of late chief minister Virbhadra Singh, from Shimla Rural, and Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu from Naudan.

Hoshiyar Singh from Dehra and K L Thakur from Nalagarh are among the many Independents who are main.

Senior Congress chief and sitting MLA Asha Kumari used to be trailing from Dalhousie whereas Congress’ Kaul Singh used to be trailing from Darang.

The manager minister and Himachal Pradesh Congress president Pratibha Singh hang maintained that their parties would salvage paunchy majority with over 40 out of the 68 seats.

Pratibha Singh, who is the simpler half of feeble chief minister late Virbhadra Singh, told journalists, “We are assured that outcomes will be in favour of the Congress and we can device the manager”.

Himachal Pradesh BJP chief Suresh Kashyap too exuded self assurance of keeping vitality within the bid.

“We are assured of profitable the election. The BJP will prefer vitality within the bid and smash the custom,” Kashyap stated relating to the nearly four-decade trend in Himachal Pradesh, where the BJP and the Congress alternate in vitality every assembly election.

The counting of votes for the 68-member assembly began at 8 am where the ruling BJP is hoping to prefer vitality.

Himachal Pradesh has no longer returned any incumbent executive to vitality within the final nearly four a few years.

For the opposition Congress, nonetheless, a victory in Himachal is necessary-fundamental for its revival, as it has considered a spate of electoral losses within the final few years.

About 76.44 per cent of voters had exercised their franchise within the assembly polls held on November 12. A filled with 412 candidates, along side 24 ladies and 99 independents, are within the fray.

9.15 am: Congress leads in 36 seats, BJP 31 and others 1.

9.20 AM: Congress leads in 36, BJP 30, others 2.

9.25 AM: Congress 35, BJP in 31, others two.

10 AM: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur leads in Seraj constituency

10.25 AM: Four Independents (3 BJP and 1 Congress insurrection) ahead

10. 28 AM: Ministers Bikram Singh (Jaswant Paragpur), Ram Lal Markande (Lahaul-Spiti) and Speaker and BJP chief Vipin Singh Parmar (Sullah) ahead

10.40 AM: Both BJP and Congress lead in 32 seats

11 AM: Six-time Congress MLA Asha Kumari trailing in Dalhousie

11.20 AM: Congress leads in 35 seats, BJP in 30

12 PM: Congress leads in 38 seats

12.30 PM: Congress leads in 39 seats


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