Himachal Pradesh elections Updates: The 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly goes for polls on November 12 and today is the last day of campaigning in the state which will see an electoral contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and debutante Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). With the BJP-led by Chief Minister Jairam Thakur in power in the state, the Congress is all out seeking to wrest control from the saffron-party in the hill state.
In the last phase of the election campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed two rallies in Kangra and Hamirpur districts on Wednesday, as Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge went for election rallies in Shimla and Nalagarh in Solan district. On the last day of campaigning, the Congress will organize ‘Vijay Ashirwad’ rallies in all the 68 Assembly segments.
BJP state govt brought inflation and joblessness in HP. Now is time for a change. Congress party has promised that upon forming govt Old Pension scheme will be implemented in 10 days, jobs will be given to 1 lakh people, says Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel
Himachal Pradesh | We have promised in our poll manifesto that as soon as BJP comes to power in Himachal Pradesh, we will implement the 'Common Civil Code' in the State: Union Home Minister & BJP leader Amit Shah in Palampur pic.twitter.com/u6IC2WU7Mj— ANI (@ANI) November 10, 2022
Himachal Pradesh is under debt of Rs 70,000 crore. There are 30 lakh young people out of whom 15 lakh are unemployed while govt posts lie vacant in state. This govt has snatched jobs and increased inflation, says Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Sirmaur
Himachal Pradesh will be recognised on the world map once 'Bulk Drug Park' will be established in the state and India takes the second position in the world in Pharmaceuticals, says National President BJP, JP Nadda in Ghumar, Bilaspur.
This Assembly election is for the development of the state. Delhi is far from here but the State is close to PM Modi's heart. PM wore the traditional 'Chola Dora' from Chamba on his visit to Kedarnath temple: BJP President JP Nadda at a public rally in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra. (ANI)
आज चुनाव प्रचार का अंतिम दिन है। अभी तक विभिन्न एजेंसियों द्वारा जो सर्वे किया गया है उसमें यह तय हुआ है कि इस बार हिमाचल प्रदेश में भाजपा सरकार बनाने जा रही है। सर्वे 1 या 2 गलत हो सकते हैं लेकिन मेरा मानना है कि सभी सर्वे गलत नहीं हो सकते हैं: हिमाचल प्रदेश CM जयराम ठाकुर,शिमला pic.twitter.com/09Jc7AfNLE— ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) November 10, 2022
The Republic-P-MARQ opinion poll has predicted 37-45 seats for the BJP, and the Congress is predicted to get 22-28 seats, and AAP is expected to either not open its account or just win one seat.
The opinion poll has predicted: BJP: 37-45 | 45.2%
INC: 22-28 | 40.1%
AAP: 0-1 | 5.2%
Others: 1-4 | 9.5%
Two opinion polls have given clean sweep to the BJP.
The ABP-CVoter opinion poll has predicted that the BJP could likely get 31-39 seats, the Congress could likely get from 29-37 seats. The new entrant AAP would likely get from zero to one seat in the Himachal Pradesh polls.
The Congress also took a dig at the BJP's oft-repeated claim of “double-engine” government, terming it “trouble engine”.
“Roads have turned into drains. Walking has become difficult,” reads a message in Hindi.
“Congress means guarantee of “vikas aur vishwas' (development and trust),” says another message.
“Himachal ‘ki pukar, phir ek baar imaandar double engine bhajpa sarkar' (Himachal calls for an honest, double-engine BJP government again),” says a short video message in Hindi.
BJP has started its election campaigning with the election tagline of 'naya rivaj banayenge, phir bhajpa layenge' (will make a new tradition, will bring BJP again). The tagline ostensibly refers to the trend of the state electing governments of alternate parties every assembly election. (PTI)
The BJP and the Congress have launched an aggressive social media campaign to target each other ahead of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections.
The 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly is all set to see an electoral contest between the BJP and Congress.
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