Shimla, December 18: The counting of votes begin in Nagrota, Nurpur, Palampur, Shahpur and Sullah Assembly constituencies of Himachal Pradesh. The single-phase Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections is witnessing a close contest between the ruling Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party. Both the parties have fielded candidates in all the 68 constituencies of the state with many senior leaders and state ministers in the fray. The voting took place on November 9. Also Read - All Schools, Colleges to Remain Closed in This State Till April 15. Read Full Guidelines
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The counting is underway in constituency number 15, Nagrota, of Himachal Pradesh. In 2012 Assembly polls, Congress’s GS Bali defeated Independent candidate Arun Kumar by just 2,743 seats. This time, Congress has fielded its sitting MLA Bali while the BJP has given the ticket to Kumar. Also Read - Himachal Pradesh Closes Educational Institutions, Bans Holi Celebrations Amid Rising COVID Cases
The counting is underway in Nurpur constituency of Himachal Pradesh. In last Assembly elections, Congress’s Ajay Mahajan defeated Independent candidate Rakesh Pathania by just a little over 3,000 votes. The Congress has the ticket to its sitting MLA Mahajan and BJP has fielded the 2012 runner-up Pathania.
The counting is underway in constituency number 19, Palampur, of Himachal Pradesh. In 2012 state polls, Congress’s Brij Behari Lal Butail defeated BJP’s Parveen Kumar. This time, the Congress has given the ticket to Ashish Butail against BJP’s Sushree lndu Gauswamy.
The counting is underway is Shahpur constituency of Himachal Pradesh. In 2012 Assembly polls, BJP’s Sarveen defeated Congress’s Vijai Singh by just 3,000 votes. In this state polls, BJP has given the ticket to its sitting MLA Sarvin Chaudhary against Congress’s Kewal Singh Pathania.
The counting of votes is underway in constituency number 14, Sullah, of Himachal Pradesh. In 2012 state polls, Congress’s Jagjiwan Paul defeated BJP’s Vipin Singh Parmar by a little over 4,000 votes. Both the Congress and BJP have fielded its past candidates in 2017 polls.