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    Himachal Pradesh – Kinnaur
    Counting In Progress
    Candidate Party Votes
    JAGAT SINGH NEGI Indian National Congress 19158
    TEJWANT SINGH NEGI Bharatiya Janata Party 19004
    JEEVAN SINGH Communist Party of India (Marxist) 887
    KAILASH CHAND Bahujan Samaj Party 395
    RAJEEV KUMAR NEGI Rashtravadi Pratap Sena 312
    None of the Above None of the Above 241
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    Himachal Pradesh – Lahaul & spiti
    Result Declared
    Candidate Party Votes
    DR. RAM LAL MARKANDA Bharatiya Janata Party 7756
    RAVI THAKUR Indian National Congress 6278
    RAJINDER KARPA Independent 2240
    SUDARSHAN JASPA Independent 655
    None of the Above None of the Above 70
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    Himachal Pradesh
    Result Status

    Status Known For 68 out of 68 Constituencies

    Party Won Leading Total
    Bharatiya Janata Party 3 40 43
    Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1 0 1
    Indian National Congress 2 19 21
    Independent 0 3 3
    Total 6 62 68
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    BJP candidate Dr Ram Lal Markanda is leading from Lahaul and Spiti constituency by 1478 votes. himachalpradeshverdict himachalpradeshelections
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    Congress candidate Jagat Singh Negi leading from Kinnaur constituency by 154 votes. himachalpradeshverdict himachalpradeshelections himachalresults
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    In tribal Lahaul-Spiti district, BJP candidate Dr Ram Lal Markanda is leading. himachalresults
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    In tribal Lahaul-Spiti district, BJP candidate Dr Ram Lal Markanda is leading. himachalresults
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    Tejwant Singh Negi (BJP) leading in Kinnaur constituency. himachalresults
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Shimla, December 18: The counting of votes in Himachal Pradesh assembly elections has started and the fate of around 337 candidates, including that of Chief Virbhadra Singh and his predecessor Prem Kumar Dhumal, will be decided. Along with 68 other seats, stay tuned at to get latest updates on Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti assembly constituencies where more than 20 candidates are in the fray. (Check out live news updates on Himachal Pradesh assembly elections here) Also Read - 'Light a Diya of Reason, Not Superstition', Congress' Kapil Sibal Mocks PM Modi's Appeal to Nation

Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti are the assembly constituency of Himachal Pradesh that went for polls in the first week of November. On all these three seats there is a five-way battle including Congress, BJP, BSP, HLP and NCP. Also Read - Must Watch | After 'Kamal, Kamal', BJP Leader's Breathless 'Corona Corona' Chant Goes Viral

The hilly region has witnessed a record 75.28 per cent turnout and pollsters have predicted victory for the BJP. Adequate security arrangements have been made for counting which would start simultaneously in all 68 constituencies at 42 counting centres. Also Read - 'Stand Together With Govt But Sudden Lockdown Created Immense Panic', Rahul Gandhi Writes to PM

During the poll campaigning corruption was the main focus of the BJP with the party training its guns at Chief Minister Singh, while the Congress hit out at the BJP over the issue of GST and demonetisation.

From Kinnaur, Congress candidate Jagat Singh Negi had won the election and defeated BJP leader Tejwant Singh Negi by 6,288 votes in 2012.

In Lahaul and Spiti there is a huge fight between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Indian National Congress (INC). Both have fielded their candidates in Lahaul and Spiti for the polls. Apart from them there are two independent candidates who will contest in this seat.

Himachal has a tradition of change in government after every election and going by the trend, this time it is the turn of the BJP which is upbeat after exit poll results. There are 25 Congress, 28 BJP and four independent MLAs in the outgoing House, while one seat was lying vacant after the death of former minister Karan Singh from Banjar.

While the BJP is confident of winning the polls with a comfortable majority, the Congress has rejected the exit-polls and claimed that it was all set to repeat.

(With input from PTI)