Himachal Pradesh Assembly Polls

  • 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...
  • Elaborate arrangements in place for Himachal polls October 31, 2012

    Shimla: Sixty companies of central paramilitary forces, including ITBP and CRPF, will be deployed in Himachal Pradesh to ensure free and fair elections at 7,253 polling booths on November 4. 25 companies of ITBP, 15 companies of SSB, 10 of CRPF and 10 companies of BSF would be deployed at...
  • 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...
  • HP: Congress MP Virbhadra Singh to contest polls October 6, 2012

    New Delhi: In a clear signal that he will be the chief ministerial candidate for his party during the upcoming Assembly elections in his state, Congress leader from Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh is set to contest the polls this November. With this, the Congress has also broken the practice of...
  • 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...