- Tag results for Himachal Pradesh polls
In the meeting to review why the Congress lost the recent Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections and to assess the party workers’ performance, state Congress leaders accused each other of back stabbing.
Sworn in as the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh today, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jairam Thakur said on Wednesday that people have shown faith in the saffron party.
The five-time BJP MLA from Seraj constituency of the hilly state was elected to lead the state after the party's chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal failed to register a win.
The Ridge Ground turned saffron with BJP flags fluttering all around and cut outs of Modi, Amit Shah and Jai Ram Thakur dominating the scene.
Search for new Himachal Pradesh CM: BJP observers to consult MLAs; JP Nadda, Jairam Thakur frontrunners
BJP central observers Nirmala Sitaraman and Narendra Singh Tomar arrived here Thursday to meet the newly elected party MLAs to elicit their views and arrive at consensus on a new chief minister.
The BJP which romped to power in Himachal Pradesh by trouncing the Congress saw a jump of about 10 per cent in its vote share as compared to the the last Assembly polls in the state in 2012.
Riding a strong anti-incumbency wave against the Congress, the BJP today wrested the hill state of Himachal Pradesh winning 44 seats in the 68-member Assembly.
Senior BJP leaders and Union ministers today credited the party's victory in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh polls to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and vision for development.
The electorate in Himachal Pradesh gave a split verdict over the candidates from erstwhile Royal families with four of them winning the polls and three facing defeat.
The BJP on Monday retained Gujarat and wrested Himachal Pradesh from Congress, taking the total number of states where it is in power to 19. The party has Chief Ministers in 14 of these 19 states.
Congress in Karnataka unfazed by defeat in Gujarat polls; Siddaramiah refutes anti-incumbency wave in state
Karnataka's ruling Congress on Monday expressed confidence in retaining power in poll-bound state despite its defeat to the BJP in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections.
Nitish Kumar on Monday taunted the Congress, saying the party had claimed victory in Gujarat and it lost Himachal Pradesh too.
The Himachal Pradesh electoral ground is no cricket pitch but the tale of victory and defeat is one that Congress' Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and BJP's Prem Kumar Dhumal will surely identify with.
In case of Gujarat, the NOTA vote share was higher than that of any party other than the Congress and the BJP.
With the BJP looking set to win Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi may become "more dictatorial", CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said today.