New Delhi, Dec 18: The BJP set to wrest power in Himachal Pradesh with its candidates on a victory lap in 36 of the 68 seats in the Assembly elections on Monday. The Congress and the BJP contested in all the 68 constituencies. Most exit polls had predicted the BJP’s return to power with a majority.
Take a look at the results of Hamirpur constituencies:
Barsar: Congress candidate Inder Dutt Lakhanpal heading towards victory from Barsar constituency of Hamirpur district as of now. In 2012 Assembly Elections, the seat was won by Congress’ Inderdutt Lakhanpal by bagging whopping 26,041 votes. He had defeated BJP’s Baldev Sharma, who got 23,383 votes.
Bhoranj: BJP candidate Kamlesh Kumari registered victory from Bhoranj constituency of Hamirpur. The constituency saw a crucial fight between saw a crucial battle BJP’s Kamlesh Kumari, Congress’ Suresh Kumar and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Praveen Kumar.
Hamirpur: BJP’s Narinder Thakur registered victory from Hamirpur constituency. In 2012, Assembly elections, BJP’s Prem Kumar Dhumal won the Hamirpur seat defeating his nearest Congress rival Narinder Thakur by a margin of over 9,500 votes.
Nadaun: Congress candidate Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu is leading from Nadaun constituency of Hamirpur. In 2012 Assembly Elections, BJP’s Vijay Agnihotri defeated Congress’ Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu with a margin of nearly 7000 votes.
Sujanpur: Though Congress won the Assembly elections in hill state but its CM candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal who was Contesting from the Sujanpur seat defeated by Congress’ Rajindra Rana. This constituency witnessed a tough fight between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), the Indian National Congress (INC), the Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPM and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
The hill state went to polls on November 9 while elections were held in two phases in Gujarat on November 9 and 14 respectively.