A total of 377 candidates contested for 68 seats. Trends/wins available for all 68 seats as of 1.32 p.m..: BJP 44, Congress 20, independents 3 and CPI(M) 1. He has defeated his BJP candidate Rattan Singh Pal by a margin of 6051 votes. Out of this, 19,10,582 were women, 18,11,061 men and four third gender. return acronym.replace(/[- )(]/g, '').toLowerCase(); .attr("class", classPie_function) if (column == "party") { The CPI(M) has won one seat and independents are leading in three. tooltipPie.classed('hidden', false) d3.json(appURL() + "static/content/election-results/dec-2017/himachal_voteshare.json", function (error, data) { The BJP has won in Dharamshala with its candidate Kishan Kapoor beating Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma. var matches = str.match(/\b(\w)/g); } column: column, var info = row[column] In Anni seat, Kishori Lal of the BJP defeated Paras Ram of Congress by 5,983 votes. Chief Electoral Officer, Pushpender Rajput said three-tier security arrangements have been made at all counting centres. }) return column; The polling was 71.61 per cent in 2007 and 73.51 per cent in 2012.The Doon constituency in Solan district recorded the highest turnout of 88.95 per cent and Shimla Urban recorded the lowest at 63.76 per cent. var g = svgPie.selectAll(".arc") }) Mukesh Agnihotri of the Congress, and also the Industry Minister is leading in Haroli with 28,202 votes to his name. "Communist Party of India (Marxist)": "CPI(M)", Vikramaditya Singh, son of current Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh, has won the Shimla Rural seat. While, rival party Congress got its hands on 21 seats in the state. You have demonstrated to everyone that the Congress’s greatest strength is its decency and courage.— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) December 18, 2017. The first win was declared in Himachal Pradesh's Kasumpti for Congress candidate Anirudh Singh. The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress contested for all 68 seats, while  BSP contested in 42 seats and the CPI(M) contested in 14 seats. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. var acronym = matches.join(''); $(".updated-time").append(data.lastUpdatedTime); // append the header row My Congress brothers and sisters, you have made me very proud. Mr. Shandil, as of now, has 23,433 votes, while the BJP candidate Rajesh Kashyap has 23,429 votes. In Sujanpur, Congress nominee Rajinder Rana is forging ahead against BJP CM candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal. The Congress leader got just over 28,000 votes, as against the BJP's Rattan Singh Pal who won over 23,000 votes. The 30-share index crashed by 867.34 points, or 2.59%, to 32,595.63, with all sectoral indices led by realty, IT, teck, power and and banking trading in the negative zone with losses of up to 1.74%. }); BJP seals victory winning 44 seats, whereas Congress had to settle with 21 seats. "SP+": "SP+", IAS / Civil Services (PCS): FREE study material. left: 50, Mr. Sharma, the Rural Development Minister in the Virbhadra Singh government, was locked in a keen contest with Congress nominee Champa Thakur, daughter of State Health Minister and party stalwart Kaul Singh Thakur. return d.total; The counting was supervised by 68 returning officers, one in every constituency. Currently there is a majority party is congress That was won 36 seats in the 2012 legislative assembly election, BJP won 27 seats and other parties won 05 seats . Excise Minister Prakash Chaudhary lost to Inder Singh of the BJP in the Balh constituency with by a margin of more than 10,000 votes. }, CPI(M) State Secretary Rakesh Singha won by a margin of 1983 votes over BJP’s Rakesh Verma in Theog.The counting of votes for assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh began at 42 centres on 18 December 2017 for all 68 assembly seats. var matches = str.match(/\b(\w)/g); In Shimla, it was a chance for jubilant BJP supporters to let their hair down Joti has reiterated that the electronic voting machines are safe and cannot be tampered with. "Communist Party of India": "CPI", Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has increased his lead to nearly 4,000 votes in Arki. In two of the three ST constituencies, BJP is leading with a considerable margin. First trends are in with postal vote counts: BJP is leading in 4, Congress in 1 and Others in 2. BJP has fielded six women and three among them three are leading in Bhoranj, Indora, Shahpur. var acronym = matches.join(''); By virtue of its powers, duties and functions under Article 324 read with Article 172 (1) of the Constitution of India and Section 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the election commission holds the election to constitute the new Legislative Assembly in the state of Himachal Pradesh… } else { .attr("d", arc) .attr('viewBox', '0 0 ' + width + ' ' + (height / 1.5)) Congress President Rahul Gandhi has commended his party for the way they have fought in these elections. Himachal Pradesh 2017 Corruption, law and order main issues in Himachal, says Dhumal Himachal Pradesh 2017 Rival camps bet big on win in Himachal Elevation … cells.append("span") CPI (M) and the Congress are leading in one seat in Himachal Pradesh. As many as 2,820 counting staff have been deployed for the counting exercise which includes counting supervisors, counting assistants and micro observers. Mr. Singh is, incidentally, one of the two independent candidates who were leading in the current election. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is leading by a margin of nearly 1000 votes in Arki.