The Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections 2017 could prove to be yet another test for the grand-old Congress trying to keep the state. Also Read - Coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh: 2 Top BJP Leaders, Including ex-CM Dhumal, in Home Quarantine, The Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections were held peacefully in the 68 assembly constituencies or Vidhan Sabha seats and now it is time for the results. I bow to the people of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh for their affection and trust in BJP. EC Offical trends for Himachal Pradesh Elections 2017: Virbhadra Singh leading by 1162 votes in Arki. In the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections 2017, while the BJP has aimed at taking yet another state off Congress’ bag, the Congress, considering its defeats in recent elections, has aimed at retaining the hill state. #ElectionResults pic.twitter.com/Q4PRNjMpoK, "Will form Government in both Himachal and Gujarat with clear majority" says Home Minister Rajnath Singh, "I am sure in the end Congress will be victorious and form Government in the state" says Vikramaditya Singh, contesting from Shimla Rural, #HimachalPradeshElections LIVE: BJP crosses majority mark, ahead in 40 seats, BJP's CM candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal trailing by 1709 votes from Sujanpur https://t.co/MmgPNveghK #ResultsWithNewsNation pic.twitter.com/EAIgNr4t93. BJP leading in 19 seats where Congress is ahead in 11 seats. The only minor setback was that the BJP's chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal lost from the Sujanpur constituency. December 18, 7:44 AM. Tally for BJP and Congress stands 2-1. UP CM Yogi Adityanath On BJP's Win. Today's results were the biggest mandate for a single political party in Himachal Pradesh since 1993. Catch instant live news updates of the elections results of Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls 2017. Nifty at 10,134.35. — Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) December 18, 2017. A big set back for BJP as its Chief Ministerial candidate Prem kumar Dhumal loses from Sujanpur seat by over 3000 votes. Congress veteran and six-time Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his son Vikramaditya Singh are leading from Arki and Shimla(Rural) respectively, according to early trends available for 60 of the 68 seats. Congress ahead in 4. Congress leading in 25 seats, others in 2. Independents are leading in two constituencies while the CPI(M) is ahead in one. # 4: 42 PM: 2/3rd lead in Himachal Pradesh shows that people want to join PM Modi in the journey to development. For breaking news and live news updates, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election Results Live Updates: Congress veteran and six-time Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his son Vikramaditya Singh are leading from Arki and Shimla(Rural) respectively. December 18, 8:43 AM. EC Offical trends for #HimachalPradeshElections2017: BJP leading on 38, Congress ahead on 22, Others- 5. Congress candidate Paresh Dhanani leading from Amreli. PM Modi has thanked voters in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh for choosing the "path of development", addressing a media conference at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi. The counting of votes will take place on 18 December along with Gujarat Assembly Election 2017 Results. Scene at BJP Headquarter in #Delhi as trends indicate party's victory in both #Himachal and #Gujarat, Scene at BJP Headquarter in #Delhi as trends indicate party's victory in both #Himachal and #Gujarat pic.twitter.com/x1LKJMGnta. As per the last update, Dhumal was trailing by 2,822 votes to Congress’ Rajinder Rana. Postal votes counting underway, BJP now leading in 12 seats. BJP streching the lead in early trends. BJP President Amit Shah arrives at party HQ as workers celebrate party's lead in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh AMIT SHAH LIVE HERE. Gratitude to the people of Himachal Pradesh for voting and making BJP win the #HimachalPradeshAssemblyElections2017 Compliments to BJP Karyakartas, @BJP4Himachal @BJP4India & people of the state. Copyright © 2020. The ruling Congress managed to win only 11 seats. Interestingly, more women cast their vote in the Himachal polls that men. December 19, 2017 6:05:44 am. Election results show trust of the people in national development agenda of the BJP. # BJP takes a massive lead in Gujarat. # 6:22 PM: Congress leader and Himachal Pradesh's outgoing chief minister Virbhadra Singh won the Arki Assembly seat. First Published : 18 Dec 2017, 07:13:29 AM, Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh�s convoy attacked in Alipurduar, Bihar Election Results: RJD Press conference Live after Bihar verdict, Bihar Election Results : RJD party workers create furor on roads, Indian economy witnessing strong recovery after lockdown, Delhi Health Minister : Chhath Puja not allowed on Ghats this year in, This website uses cookie or similar technologies to enhance and improve your browsing experience. Published Date: December 18, 2017 7:00 AM IST, Updated Date: December 18, 2017 8:52 PM IST. The party won 19 seats as counting of ballots progressed. Others also leading in 2 states. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at BJP HQ in Delhi, received by BJP President Amit Shah #ElectionResults2017 pic.twitter.com/MOEnKxVSNI. You can find out more-, Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections results 2017, Coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh: 2 Top BJP Leaders, Including ex-CM Dhumal, in Home Quarantine, LS Polls: EC Issues Notice to UP CM Yogi Adityanath Over 'Modi Ki Sena' Remark, Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Left Front in West Bengal Announces List of 25 Candidates. Others also ahed in 2 seats. The Shimla district too saw BJP making inroads with three seats out of eight, improving their tally from one in the previous poll.