Anti-incumbency trend rules in Himachal, once again

Anti-incumbency trend rules in Himachal, once again

So the anti-incumbency factor played its role in Himachal Pradesh after all, as Congress managed to wrest power back from the BJP this year. The State lived up to its reputation of voting out the party in power on Thursday as riding an anti-incumbency wave and fighting negative image of […]

BJP hails Modi’s win, admits party was not united in HP

BJP hails Modi's win, admits party was not united in HP

Following party’s record performance in Gujarat, the BJP on Thursday gave credit to Chief Minister Narendra Modi for leading the party to a landslide victory for the third consecutive time in a row. “Narendra Modi has a lot of support of the cadre and the party. This is an emphatic win and […]

BJP concedes defeat in Himachal Pradesh poll

BJP concedes defeat in Himachal Pradesh poll

BJP on Thursday conceded defeat in Himachal Pradesh with senior leader Shanta Kumar saying that the party accepted the poll verdict. “We accept the verdict. All people in the BJP had fought elections together. The people did not vote for us. We accept it,” Shanta Kumar, a former Himachal Pradesh […]

Prem Kumar Dhumal wins from Hamirpur

Prem Kumar Dhumal wins from Hamirpur

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister PK Dhumal on Thursday won from the Hamirpur seat defeating his nearest Congress rival Narinder Thakur by a margin of over 9,500 votes. Dhumal had won from Bamsan in 2007 by about 30,000 votes but after delimitation his constituency was scrapped and he had to shift […]

Modi scores a hat-trick in Gujarat, Cong stages comeback in HP

Counting of votes for Gujarat, Himachal begins

Counting of votes has begun on Thursday morning for all 182 constituencies in Gujarat and 68 constituencies in Himachal Pradesh.The counting process in both the States started after the randomisation of staff, a practice standardised by the Election Commission to make sure the process remains free and fair.

Himachal elections: ECI gears up for counting of votes

Himachal elections: ECI gears up for counting of votes

With the Hill State set for the 2012 poll result, Election Commission of India (ECI) is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the arrangements for counting of votes are just right. Voting will take place in the supervision of central observers who have been given command specifically for this […]

Heavy snow traps 11 postal ballots midway in Himachal

Heavy snow traps 11 postal ballots midway in Himachal

A day before Himachal Pradesh election result is to be declared, heavy snow in the region may play spoilsport on the Himachal Pradesh Assembly poll counting. Heavy snowfall has blocked all link roads to Lahaul and Spiti, leaving as many as 11 postal ballots getting stuck in the Hill State, […]

Election fever returns to Himachal 45 days after polls

Election fever returns to Himachal 70 days after polls

Himachal Pradesh has waited a long time, and so has its candidates. And everyone is waiting to see who comes to power this time. Will the BJP achieve a Mission Repeat? Or will the Congress prove the anti-incumbency rule in the State. With just a day to go before counting […]

74 per cent voter turnout in Himachal Assembly election

Voters of kinnaur

The election for the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly on Sunday recorded a moderate 74 per cent voter turnout. Though the polling began on a dull note due to cold weather conditions, it picked up after 10 am. The polling has been peaceful throughout. No major untoward incident has been reported. […]

Despite corruption charges, Cong in HP confident of win

Caption Amarinder Singh

In spite of corruption charges brought against the Congress in the Centre as well as in Himachal Pradesh, Congress seems confident of a win and a comeback in the State. Reflecting this confidence, Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh on Friday said he was “101 per cent sure” that Congress would […]

Ahead of HP polls, Dhumal rides high on campaign trail

Ahead of HP polls, Dhumal rides high on campaign trail

Leading the election campaign for his party, attending rallies after rallies, with a small induction heater in his hands, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister P K Dhumal is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that BJP is voted back to power in the hill state. Holding Congress responsible for the increasing […]

Mankotia willing to let go to win election

Vijay Singh Mankotia

They say politics makes strange bed partners. But in Congress it is more so. Vijai Singh Mankotia, considered an arch political rival of HPCC chief Virbhadra Singh has said, “I have buried the hatchet with HPCC president Virbhadra Singh.” Unbelievable, yet true, particularly since it was Virbhadra Singh who brought […]

Give Congress a crushing defeat, Jaitley tells people in Himachal

Give Congress a crushing defeat, Jaitley tells people in Himachal

Coming down heavily on the Congress-led Government in the Centre for their “reforms” that hurt the common man, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley called on the people of Himachal Pradesh on Friday to give the Congress a crushing defeat in the upcoming Assembly election, scheduled for November 4. Slamming the […]

HP polls: Parkash Badal launches tirade against Cong

Prakash Singh Badal

Lashing out against the Congress for rampant corruption in the country, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal urged people of Himachal Pradesh to vote BJP to power. Punjab’s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine on March 6 attained majority by winning 68 out of the total 117 seats […]