Himachal Pradesh Polls

  • Himachal Pradesh: Polling for Mandi Lok Sabha byelection today June 23, 2013

    Shimla: Polling in sixteen assembly segments for Mandi Lok Sabha bypoll in Himachal Pradesh will be held on Sunday while voting in rain ravaged Kinnaur constituency has been deferred to June 27. The counting of votes which was scheduled for June 27 has been deferred to June 30, Chief Electoral...
  • Virbhadra Singh eyes CM's post as Congress wins in HP December 21, 2012

    Shimla: The Congress returned to power in Himachal Pradesh after five years, defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday. Congress leader and former chief minister Virbhadra Singh seems to be eyeing the Chief Minister's post. "I have a big support base, not only among the people but also among the...
  • List of prominent winners and losers in HP polls December 20, 2012

    Shimla: The Congress returned to power in Himachal Pradesh after five years, defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party by a handsome margin on Thursday. The Congress put up a spirited campaign under former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to emerge victorious by a comfortable margin. Being pitched as a strong CM contender,...
  • Congress wins HP elections; Virbhadra Singh to be CM? December 20, 2012

    Shimla: The Congress returned to power in Himachal Pradesh after five years, defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party by a handsome margin on Thursday. The Congress put up a spirited campaign under former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to emerge victorious by a comfortable margin. Being pitched as a strong CM contender,...
  • BJP concedes defeat in Himachal Pradesh polls December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party 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...
  • HP polls: CM PK Dhumal wins from Hamirpur December 20, 2012

    Shimla: 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. As trends showed reverses for BJP in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Thursday appeared prepared even for a defeat. "Whatever...
  • HP polls: CM Dhumal says he'll welcome people's decision December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: As trends showed reverses for BJP in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Thursday appeared prepared even for a defeat. "Whatever people decide is good. It would be good if they support us, and good even if they don't. I will welcome the decision of people,"...
  • BJP set to form government in Gujarat, Cong leads over BJP in HP December 20, 2012

    Ahmedabad/Shimla: Narendra Modiled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has crossed the halfway mark in the 182member Gujarat Assembly and is all set to form the next government in the state even as the Congress has fought back after trailing for a long time in Himachal Pradesh to take the lead. Modi is...
  • HP polls live: Congress wins, all eyes now on who will be CM December 20, 2012

    Shimla: 2:25 pm: The Congress has won the Himachal Pradesh elections and will now form the government in the state. The Congress has won 36 seats. 2:06 pm: The Congress moved closer to winning the Himachal Pradesh elections, winning 34 seats and was leading in 2 seats. The BJP won 22...
  • Sonia will decide on CM if Cong wins HP polls: Birendra Singh December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will decide who will be Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister if the party gains majority in the hill state, a senior party leader said on Wednesday. AICC General Secretary Birender Singh said this on the eve of the poll results in Himachal Pradesh when asked...
  • HP polls: Fate of 459 candidates to be decided today December 20, 2012

    Shimla: The fate of 459 candidates vying for the 68 Assembly segments of Himachal Pradesh, sealed in EVMs for past 46 days, would be decided on Thursday with the counting of votes starting simultaneously for all the seats. Over 4,500 security personnel have been deployed at 39 places where 68 centres...
  • Himachal polls: Rs 4 crore spent on security of EVMs December 19, 2012

    Shimla: The long gap of 46 days, between November 4 polling for Himachal Assembly and date of counting on December 20, has caused an additional expenditure of Rs 4 crore on security of Electronic Voting Machines, state Chief Electoral Officer Narinder Chauhan said on Tuesday. The total expenditure on polls was...
  • Battle for the States: Young and restless in Himachal November 3, 2012

    A look at what the young people in the state feel about various issues concerning them ahead of the Assembly elections. ...
  • Battlelines drawn, Himachal Pradesh set for polls on Sunday November 3, 2012

    Shimla: Battlelines have been drawn for Sundays poll for the 68member Himachal Assembly where political heavyweights Prem Kumar Dhumal and Virbhadra Singh are jostling for attention of voters for whom the issue of price rise and corruption seems to have surpassed the antiincumbency factor. The Bharatiya Janata Party and the...
  • Himachal Pradesh polls: Cong, BJP promise more jobs November 2, 2012

    Hamirpur: Elections in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh will be held on Sunday, November 4. This time nearly 50 per cent of voters are below the age of 40. CNNIBN found out that lack of jobs is a primary concern among the youth. Bharti, a student, studies at the prestigious...
  • HP polls: Land laws a key election issue November 1, 2012

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh will go for polls on Sunday, November 4. One of the key election issues this time has been land. The state is seeing a construction boom and land prices are soaring. Vinod Sultanpuri, contesting for the Congress from Kasauli, has alleged that illegal benami land deals are...
  • Proud that I've never lost my cool or attacked the media: Narendra Modi October 31, 2012

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been criticised for his 'Rs 50 crore girlfriend' comment about MoS HRD Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar. But on Wednesday, he gave himself credit for never attacking the media. "I am proud that although I have been targeted so many times by people, I...
  • Does Himachal BJP want Nitin Gadkari to stay away? October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari's dubious business dealings are taking their political toll. The BJP President has had to cancel campaigning in Himachal Pradesh amidst reports that the state unit doesn't want him there. With reports that his tour to poll bound Himanchal may affect party's prospects...
  • HP polls: Modi takes on PM, Tharoor and Sonia October 29, 2012

    Mandi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was at his offensive best on Monday as he continued his attack on the Congressled United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. This time, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strongman took on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and newlyappointed Minister of State for Human Resources Development (HRD)...
  • HP elections: Sonia Gandhi to kickstart campaign October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will kickstart the party's election campaign in pollbound Himachal Pradesh on Monday with a rally in Mandi at 11 am. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi are expected to join the campaign later this month. Battle lines have been drawn for...
  • No to Vajpayee's photo on PDS carrybags in Himachal: EC October 8, 2012

    Shimla: The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday stopped the BJP government in Himachal Pradesh from distributing free PDS bags carrying photographs of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. "Henceforth, no bags will be issued to the consumers of public distribution system (PDS) with a picture of any political leader, of whatever...
  • EC to announce dates for Gujarat, HP polls October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly election dates will be announced by the Election Commission at 4 PM on Wednesday. Campaigning has already started in the two states with Gujarat seeing a lot of action as both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party as well as the Congress are leaving...