Himachal Pradesh Municipal Election Results 2021 Highlights: Congress gets majority in Palampur, Solan; BJP single largest in Mandi, Dharamshala

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Updated: April 8, 2021 9:08:34 am

Himachal Pradesh Municipal Election 2021 Results, HP Local Body Election Results Highlights: A total of 279 candidates tried their luck in 64 wards of the four municipal bodies.

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Himachal Pradesh Panchayat Election 2021 Phase 1 Results Highlights: The BJP and the Congress emerged as the single largest party in two each out of the four municipal corporations in Himachal Pradesh that went to polls yesterday. State electoral officer Sanjeev Chauhan said that the ruling BJP emerged as the single largest party in Mandi and Dharamshala, while the Congress succeeded in getting majority in Palampur and Solan. In what may be considered as a relief for Chief Minister Jairam Thakur, the BJP got a clear majority in his home district Mandi by securing its victory in 11 out of total 15 wards. The Congress got just four seats in Mandi. In Dharamshala, the BJP is short of one seat in clear majority, winning 8 out of total 17 wards, while Congress got five and independents four seats.

Most independent winners are reportedly BJP rebels and the ruling party is trying to get support of them to secure majority in Dharamshala. The elections have come as morale booster for the Congress as it got clear majority in Palampur and Solan. In Palampur, the Congress won 11 out of total 15 wards, while BJP and the independents got just two seats each. In a neck-and-neck fight in Solan, the Congress won nine out of total 17 wards and BJP got seven seats, whereas independent candidate won a seat. Earlier, 65 polling was recorded in elections to the four municipal corporations in Himachal Pradesh. According to preliminary reports, polling of 65.30 per cent was recorded in Dharamshala, Mandi, Solan and Palampur municipal bodies. Mandi recorded the highest turnout of 69.20 per cent, followed by 68.8 per cent in Palampur, 62.7 per cent in Dharamshala and 61.60 per cent in Solan. Mandi, Solan and Palampur are the newly-created civic bodies and going to polls for the first time. A total of 279 candidates tried their luck in 64 wards of the four municipal bodies. The Aam Aadmi Party also fielded its candidates in 43 wards, while the CPI(M) fielded only one candidate in a ward in Mandi. Eighty candidates were in the fray for 17 wards of Dharamshala, followed by 75 candidates for 15 wards of Mandi, 64 candidates for 15 wards of Palampur and 60 candidates for Solan.

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    22:03 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    65% polling in 4 Himachal municipal corporations

    Sixty-five per cent polling was recorded in elections to the four municipal corporations in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, an election official said. Results are expected later on Wednesday night as the counting of votes is underway after the voting for the civic bodies from 8 am to 4 pm. According to preliminary reports, polling of 65.30 per cent -- 92,578 votes -- was recorded in Dharamshala, Mandi, Solan and Palampur municipal bodies. Mandi recorded the highest turnout of 69.20 per cent, followed by 68.8 per cent in Palampur, 62.7 per cent in Dharamshala and 61.60 per cent in Solan. Mandi, Solan and Palampur are the newly-created civic bodies and going to polls for the first time. The first election to the Dharamshala Municipal Corporation was held in April 2016 and it was not conducted on party symbols. The elections for the four civic bodies have been held on the party symbols this time. Elections have been held simultaneously in six newly-created nagar panchayats -- Chirgaon and Nerwa in Shimla district, Ani and Nirmand in Kullu district, Kandaghat in Solan and Amb in Una districts.(PTI)

    19:35 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    60% polling in 4 Himachal municipal corporations

    About 60 per cent polling was recorded in the four municipal corporations of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, an election official said. Results are expected later on Wednesday night as the counting of votes is underway after the voting for the civic bodies from 8 am to 4 pm. As per preliminary reports, polling of 59.60 per cent -- 84,395 votes -- was recorded in Dharamshala, Mandi, Solan and Palampur municipal bodies. A total of 67.6 per cent (22,501) polling was recorded in Palampur, followed by 62.30 per cent (20,387) in Mandi, 55.30 per cent (20,144) in Solan and 54.5 per cent (21,363) in Dharamshala civic body. Mandi, Solan and Palampur are the newly-created civic bodies and going to polls for the first time. The first election to the Dharamshala Municipal Corporation was held in April 2016 and it was not conducted on party symbols. The elections for the four civic bodies have been held on the party symbols this time. Elections have been held simultaneously in six newly-created nagar panchayats -- Chirgaon and Nerwa in Shimla district, Ani and Nirmand in Kullu district, Kandaghat in Solan and Amb in Una district. A total of 279 candidates are trying their luck in 64 wards of the four municipal bodies, but the direct contest is likely between the BJP and the Congress candidates. The Aam Aadmi Party has also fielded its candidates in 43 out of a total of 64 wards, whereas the CPI(M) has fielded only one candidate in a ward in Mandi. Eighty candidates are in the fray for 17 wards of Dharamshala, followed by 75 candidates for 15 wards of Mandi, 64 candidates for 15 wards of Palampur and 60 candidates for Solan. (PTI)

    16:07 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Himachal Election: 40 per cent turnout in Dharamshala, 49 per cent in Palampur till 2PM

    Himachal Pradesh Municipal Corporation LIVE: A voter turnout of 40 per cent was recorded in Dharamshala and 49 per cent in Palampur till 2 pm. Polling in Dharamshala, Mandi, Solan and Palampur began at 8 am and ended at 4 pm. Mandi, Solan and Palampur are the newly-created civic bodies and are going for polls for the first time, while the Dharamshala municipal corporation was created in 2015 when the elections were not held on party symbols. The Dharamshala Municipal Corporation has 20 councillors and 17 of them are directly elected while three are nominated by the state government. The councilors were elected through direct election which was held in April 2016. (PTI)

    14:27 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Himachal civic polls: 12 per cent polling in first 2 hours in Dharamshala, 13 per cent in Palampur

    Himachal Municipal Election 2021 LIVE: A turnout of 12 per cent was recorded in the first two hours of voting in Dharamshala and 13 per cent in Palampur in Himachal Pradesh. Polling is being held at Dharamshala, Mandi, Solan and Palampur from 8 am to 4 pm. Dharamshala Municipal Corporation has 20 councillors and 17 of them are directly elected and three are nominated by the state government. The councilors were elected through direct election which was held in April 2016. (PTI)

    13:57 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Gatherings during marriages, funerals restricted in Himachal Pradesh

    Himachal news: With the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the Himachal Pradesh government has decided to restrict gatherings at marriage ceremonies to 50 people indoors and with a maximum of 200 for outdoors. The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur to review the COVID-19 situation here on Tuesday. Besides, only 50 persons will be allowed to attend the funeral. Meanwhile, the hill state recorded five deaths and 428 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday taking the fatalities to 1,068 and the total number of cases to 66,237. The state has currently 3,740 active cases. The government also decided to postpone the Swarnim Himachal Rath Yatra, which was scheduled to begin on April 15 on the occasion of Himachal Diwas, as a part of celebrations of the golden jubilee of the statehood of HP. Thakur directed the Health department to take effective steps for enhancing the bed capacity in the government hospitals so that if the cases rise, the infected people could be provided with better treatment facilities. Health Minister Rajiv Saizal emphasised that district-level action plans would be implemented strictly to check the spread of the virus. 

    12:38 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    HP Municipal Election LIVE: Vote in maximum numbers, CM Jai Ram Thakur urges people 

    Himachal Municipal Election: "Voting will be held today for Municipal Corporation Dharamshala, Palampur, Solan and Mandi. Urging all voters of these areas to participate in this mahaparva of democracy and vote in maximum numbers. Your valuable vote will play an important role for the prosperity and progress of the region," tweeted chief minister Jai Ram Thakur.

    12:15 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    HP Municipal Election: Former Congress CM Virbhadra Singh couldn't campaign due to Covid-19

    Himachal Municipal Election 2021: For Congress, the campaigning was led by state president Kuldeep Singh Rathore and opposition leader Mukesh Agnihotri and other party leaders like Sudhir Sharma, Kaul Singh Thakur, G S Bali and Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu. Former chief minister Virbhadra Singh was scheduled to campaign for Congress in Solan on Monday, but could not go there due to recent spike in coronavirus cases.

    11:11 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    BJP deployed its heavyweights to win Municipal Elections in Himachal

    Himachal Pradesh Municipal Election LIVE: In the run-up to civic body election, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur addressed a number of public meetings in the four corporations going to polls. Union minister and Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur too campaigned in Dharamshala on Monday. Cabinet ministers Mahender Singh Thaiur, Bikram Singh, Rakesh Pathania, former minister Rajeev Bindal and state BJP chief and Shimla MP Suresh Kashyap also campaigned for party candidates. (PTI)

    10:36 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    HP Municipal Election: Congress alleges misuse of government machinery by BJP

    Himachal Municipal Election 2021 LIVE: The Congress has levelled allegations of misuse of government machinery during campaigning, stating that several rural areas had been included in the three newly-created municipal corporations. They have also promised to ensure minimum wages under the National Urban Livelihoods Mission. (PTI)

    10:12 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    HP Municipal Corporation Election: Eighty candidates are in the fray for 17 wards of Dharamshala

    Himachal Pradesh Municipal Corporation Election 2021 Live: Eighty candidates are in the fray for 17 wards of Dharamshala, followed by 75 candidates for 15 wards in Mandi, 64 candidates for 15 wards in Palampur and 60 candidates for Solan. The counting of votes will be taken up immediately after the polling has ended at 4 pm. Both the BJP and Congress leaders are claiming that they would emerge victorious in all the four corporations. 

    10:05 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Himachal Pradesh: Jubling village of Lahaul-Spiti district covered in a blanket of snow

    Himachal Pradesh: Jubling village of Lahaul-Spiti district covered in a blanket of snow.

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    09:50 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Himachal Municipal Election 2021 LIVE: Voting underway in Dharamshala, Palampur, Solan, Mandi

    Himachal Pradesh Municipal Election 2021 LIVE: Voting underway for municipal corporation elections in Dharamshala. Voting for elections to municipal corporations in Palampur, Solan and Mandi also being held today. Latest visuals 

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    09:44 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Himachal Municipal Election: 279 candidates in fray, but contest is between BJP and Congress

    Himachal Pradesh Municipal Election 2021: A total of 279 candidates are trying their luck in 64 wards of the four municipal bodies. However, the direct contest is between the two national parties, ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress. The Aam Aadmi Party, which is expanding its base in the hilly state, has also fielded its candidates on 43 out of total 64 wards. The CPI(M) has fielded only one candidate in a ward in Mandi.

    09:11 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Shimla municipal corporation out of the poll schedule

    Himachal Pradesh Municipal Election 2021: Mandi, Solan and Palampur are the newly-created civic bodies and are going to polls for the first time, while the Dharamshala municipal corporation was created in 2015 when the elections were not held on party symbols. The term of fifth municipal corporation of Shimla will end in 2022. Thus, it has been kept out of the poll schedule.

    08:49 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Municipal Corporation election a litmus test for CM Jairam Thakur

    Himachal Pradesh Municipal Election 2021: The elections for four municipal corporations are being seen as a litmus test for Chief Minister Jairam Thakur ahead of the Assembly polls next year. How he performs in this election will give a indication of which way the wind is blowing in the hilly state. He became the chief minister in 2017.   

    Himachal Pradesh Municipal Election 2021: The nomination papers for the election were filed from March 22 to 24. The scrutiny of the nomination papers was held on March 25 and the withdrawal of papers on March 27. In a notification issued on March 10, the commission had also notified the election programme for the conduct of elections of all the pradhans of development blocks Chopal and Tutu of district Shimla and Development Block Dharampur of district Mandi.
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