HIMACHAL PRADESH ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS

  • HP polls: EC issued 73 notices to candidates for paid news November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has issued 73 notices to candidates in the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls for paid news of which 19 have already been confirmed by the committee of the poll body. "We had 73 notices (for paid news) issued this time in the state and of these,...
  • Record 75 per cent voting in Himachal Pradesh November 5, 2012

    Shimla/New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh on Sunday registered a record high polling of around 75 per cent in elections for 68 assembly constituencies, Election Commission officials said. The state's Chief Electoral Officer, Narinder Chauhan, said in Shimla, "The voter turnout was approximately 75 per cent." In New Delhi, Deputy Election Commissioner Alok...
  • Over 68 pc voting in Himachal Assembly polls November 4, 2012

    Shimla: Over 68 per cent polling was recorded till 5 pm on Sunday in the election to the 68member Assembly in hill state of Himachal Pradesh. Polling had begun on a dull note apparently due to cold weather conditions. The minimum temperature was hovering around freezing point in Chopal in...
  • HP Assembly polls: 27 pc voting recorded till 11 am November 4, 2012

    Shimla: Twenty seven per cent voting has been recorded till 11 am in the 2012 Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. The polling for the 68 seats of Himachal Pradesh Assembly began amid tight security on Sunday. Electors across the state were seen reaching polling stations even before voting started...
  • EC stops distribution of PDS bags with Vajpayee's photo October 7, 2012

    Shimla: With the model code of conduct in force in pollbound Himachal Pradesh, the Election Commission on Sunday asked the state government to stop distribution of carry bags, free of cost, to PDS consumers with picture of former prime minister AB Vajpayee inscribed on them. The scheme to distribute free...
  • Singlephase polling in Himachal Pradesh on Nov 4 October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India on Wednesday announced that the Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh would be held in single phase on November 4 and the counting of the votes would be done on December 20. Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath, in a press conference in New Delhi, said...
  • Dhumal takes oath as Himachal Chief Minister December 30, 2007

    Shimla: Bharatiya Janata Party's Prem Kumar Dhumal took oath as the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh for the second time on Sunday. Governor Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje administered the oath of office and secrecy to Dhumal, who became the 16th Chief Minister of the state, at the Ridge Maidan. The 63yearold Dhumal is...
  • Saffron cover spreads over India's political map December 28, 2007

    New Delhi: With its thumping win in Himachal Pradesh, the NDA has extended the saffron cover to over threefourth of North India on Friday. And an elated BJP declared after the Himachal verdict that its next target will be to take over Delhi in the next general elections. With Himachal and...
  • BJP plans ahead, ready for victory celebrations December 28, 2007

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh witnessed a 72.55 per cent voter turnout with as many as 32,75,924 people out of a total electoral roll of 45,44,166 casting their vote. About 5,000 people backed by electronic engineers have been deputed to count votes at 41 centres across the state. In the 2003 elections, Congress had...
  • BJP sweeps Himachal polls; Dhumal to be CM December 28, 2007

    New Delhi: The BJP's victory chariot moved into Himachal Pradesh on Friday with the saffron party making a clean sweep in the Assembly elections, winning 41 seats in the 68member Assembly. It's the bestever performance by the BJP in Himachal with the party increasing its vote share by nearly 12...
  • Identity confusion stops state minister from voting December 19, 2007

    Shimla: Minister of State for External Affairs, Anand Sharma, received a start when he was stopped before he could cast his vote. Due to some confusion in the voter list, Sharma was not allowed to cast his vote on Wednesday morning in Shimla, when he went for the Himachal Assembly polls. However,...
  • Early voting goes slow in chilly Himachal Pradesh December 19, 2007

    Shimla: Assembly polling got off to a slow start on Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh's second and final phase of assembly elections for 65 seats on a chilly but sunny morning. Less than 10 percent of the electorate had cast their votes in the first two hours since polling began at 8...
  • Parties make up for lost time just before Himachal polls December 18, 2007

    Shimla: There has been a flurry of activity in Himachal Pradesh in the last few days before polling. Campaigning ended in the state on Monday. All party big wigs have been fielded for campaigning by the Congress, the BJP and BSP, which is making its first foray in the battle for...
  • Political campaigning freezes in Himachal December 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Politicians in Himachal Pradesh have just discovered that it is a bit too cold to campaign in the state. While polling is over in three tribal seats, the campaign meetings of a number of leaders have been cancelled in the remaining 65 assembly constituencies, where elections will take place...
  • HP villagers take 72km trek to be part of democracy November 27, 2007

    Kangra (Himachal Pradesh): Kanchan Thakur knows the value of her vote. She is the Sarpanch of Bara Banghal village in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Even after 60 years of independence the villagers are not connected to mainstream India. But they are camping 20 days in advance to...