Live Election Results Today, Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2022 Highlights: It’s official, well almost! The Congress has emerged as the single-largest party in Himachal Pradesh. The current data from the Election Commission of India shows that the Congress has won 39 seats and is leading in 1 other constituency. The majority mark in the 68-seat Himachal Assembly is 35. The confirmed results also show that the Independent candidates have managed to make their mark in this election. Three Independent candidates have won in Himachal Pradesh.
With BJP being restricted to 25 (wins+leads) in official numbers, it is highly unlikely that the party may be able to form a government even if the Independent candidates decide to support it.
However, the Congress is not taking chances. Vikramaditya Singh, son of ex-CM Virbhadra Singh, said that the party ‘will do anything’ to protect democracy. The suspense remains on the name of the next CM of Himachal Pradesh. Some of the big BJP names that have lost the 2022 polls in the hill state are Ram Lal Markanda, Suresh Bhardwaj and Surveen Chaudhary were defeated in this election. All of them were ministers in the Jairam government.
As India keenly watches the Assembly Polls results in Himachal Pradesh, here are the latest updates from the hill state:
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The poll panel's fresh updates show that the Congress has won 39 seats and is leading on 1. The BJP has won 18 seats so far and is leading on 7 others.
The Election Commission of India's latest update shows that the Congress has won 32 seats in Himachal Pradesh. The Grand Old Party is leading on seven other constituencies. BJp, meanwhile, has won 17 seats and is leading on 9 places. All three Independent candidates who were leading have won their respective seats.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel says that the party high command will decide who will be the next CM of Himachal Pradesh. he also said that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's 10-point agenda worked in the hill state.
Latest reports say that outgoing CM Jairam Thakur has reached Raj Bhawan where he will meet the state Governor to tender his resignation. Thakur had conceded defeat a while from now.
Ex-CM Virbhadra Singh's son Vikramaditya Singh has won from the Shimla (rural) seat. He has defeated Ravi Kumar Mehta of the BJP by 13,860 votes.
Accepting the people's mandate, CM Jairam Thakur said that he will tender his resignation to the state Governor shortly. He thanked the Central leadership for all the support in last five years. Expressing his gratitude for PM Modi, Thakur said that the party will now analyse the cause of the defeat and improve the tally in next polls.
Ashish Sharma, an Independent candidate, has won from the Hamirpur constituency in Himachal Pradesh. Earlier, Sharma had said that he has not decided whom should he support in BJP vs Congress.
Senior Congress leader Rajiv Shukla says that the party will deliver on all the polls promises and will implement all 10 poll guarantees. He said that the party was not 'afraid of BJP' Operation Lotus.' He said that there won't be such a scenario in Himchal as the final figures will show clear majority for Congress.
From Shimla to Delhi, it's party time for the Congress. In Shimla, Congress workers were seen distributing laddoos while those in Delhi were bursting crackers to celebrate the Himachal numbers.
The Election Commission says that the Congress is now leading in 40 seats of Himachal Pradesh. The BJP has been restricted to 24 seats, as per the trends by the poll panel. Three Independents are still leading in current trends.
Talking to reporters, Congress leader Vikramaditya Sing, who is leading from Shimla (rural) said that the party will get a clear mandate and is on its course to form a majority government in Himachal Pradesh. He also said that Pratibha Virbhadra Singh can be the next CM of Himachal Pradesh.
With the tight race continuing in Himachal Pradesh, the Congress has voiced it fears. Vikramaditya Singh, son of former CM Virbhadra Singh, who is leading from Shimla said that the Congress will do everything to protect 'democracy'. He said that the BJP can do anything when asked whether the party is thinking of shifting the winning MLAs out of Himachal.
Vikramaditya Singh, the son of ex-Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is leading in Shimla (rural). While Congress is in green, BJP's Ravi Kumar Mehta is trailing. Reports from Shimla (rural) say that Vikramaditya Singh is leading by over 8,000 votes.
While the current numbers are in favour of the Congress, the situation is still very fluid. Till either party goes past the 40-mark, any side can change the game because there are Independent candidates in the race also. These Independents can flip the scenario should both parties are restricted to mid-30s.
Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate said that the final tally will be a lot higher in Himachal Pradesh. Talking to NDTV, Shrinate said that the people of the hill state have voted for the issues that matter.
Latest trends show that the Congress is leading on 38 seats. With this, the Congress has crossed the majority mark of 35 in trends. This also means that there is a clearer picture now as against the early trends that showed mixed results and a hung Assembly.
As of now, the current trends show that as many as 5 Independent candidates are leading in Himachal Pradesh. As we told you earlier, 3 are from the BJP and 1 is from Congress. The growing tally of the Independent candidates show that Himachal Pradesh is staring at a hung Assembly right now.
Latest reports say that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is in Shimla and she is monitoring the current situation in the hill state. At present, both Congress and BJP are leading on 30+ seats and the mandate can go either way.
Two BJP and 1 Congress rebels are leading in trends. These Independent candidates can play the role of kingmaker in Himachal Pradesh where trends show a very close contest. BJP supporters say that like Uttarakhand, the party will form the govt again.
At a time when things are getting very confusing in Himachal Pradesh, an Independent MLA in the Assembly can change the game. While the BJP is now leading on 37 seats, Congress has lead on 31 seats. Congress is leading in Una. Interestingly, the Aam Aadmi Party has not able to open it account in the hill state, trends show.
Amid fresh snowfall, the political temperature is rising in Himachal Pradesh. The first hour of the vote counting has shown interesting trend. Both Congress and the BJP are leading in over 30 seats each. However, there's no clear picture as of now. Poll-watchers say that the hill state may see what happened in 1998. At that time also, the results had surprised the experts.
The incumbent BJP has reached the majority mark in the early trends in the Himachal Pradesh Results 2022. Latest TV reports say that the Bharatiya Janta Party is leading in 36 seats. However, the close contest continues in the hill state as the Indian National Congress is maintaining clear lead on 33 seats.
Postal ballot trends show that both Bharatiya Janta Party and the Indian National Congress are leading in 33 seats each. The TV reports say that incumbent Jairam Thakur is leading in Seraj. It should be noted that many exit polls had predicted close fight or hung House in Himachal Pradesh.
Latest TV reports say that BJP is leading on 17 seats as against 16 seats lead for Congress.
The Congress is leading in 10 seats, say TV reports.
According to ABP news, the BJP is leading in Lahaul-Spiti.
BJP is leading in the early round of postal ballots, reports ABP news.
The counting of votes has begun in Himachal Pradesh.
As per the tradition, the first round of counting will focus on the postal ballots. The early trends will be around these postal ballots. The Election Commission data shows that there has been an increase in the number of postal ballots in Himachal Pradesh.
Several post-poll surveys have predicted a hung Assembly in Himachal Pradesh. While others have given a slight edge to the Congress.
Today's counting of votes will announce of the candidates that were in fray for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly, which has 68 seats.
Good morning! Welcome to the live coverage of Himachal Pradesh Election Results 2022. Today we will bring you all the buzz and action from the hill state and find out how accurate were the post-poll surveys.