Congress wins Himachal Pradesh from BJP
Congress managed to win Himachal despite rising prices, corruption and scam. Himachal has always seen alternating Govts between BJP and Congress and this year was no different either.
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Himachal Pradesh was carved after Independence by joining the 30 erstwhile princely states. The state has seen alternate Govt's between BJP and Congress in the past decade or so. Congress rode to power under Virbhadra Singh in 2003 but in 2007 BJP's Prem Kumar Dhumal brought a landslide victory for the party winning 41 seats out of 68. 2012 elections are expected to be a close fight between BJP and Congress again. But Congress is in a dilemma of who to project as the next CM candidate, four time CM Virbhadra Singh or his arch rival Anand Sharma. Congress knows that if Anand Sharma is projected as CM, Mr Singh will harm the party's chances in HP. Besides, BSP is already set to cut on Congress vote from the minorities.
Some facts on Himachal Assembly Polls 2012:
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Update Oct 3rd 2012: Assembly election schedule has been announced by the Election commission of India.
Himachal Pradesh 2012 Election Schedule:
Assembly elections in Himachal will be held in a single phase with the state voting on 4th Nov. It will however have to wait till Dec 20th when the election results will be declared.
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||Date of Poll 13.12.2012
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HP Election Results:
General Elections 2009:
Off the 4 seats, BJP won 3 and Congress did manage 1 seat in the state. Detailed HP election results are here.
Assembly Results for Himachal can be viewed here for each election held in the state since 1977
Himachal Assembly Constituencies for 2012 Elections:
There would be a total of 68 Vidhansabha seats from 12 Districts of HP that will go to polls in Himachal 2012 Assembly elections.
Click the district names below to get election information on the constituencies: