- Tag results for Himachal polls
Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer B B Swain had said that the vote count through the EVMs matched with the VVPAT in all the constituencies where the paper trail slips were counted.
Faced with a strong anti-incumbency wave, the Congress managed to bag only 21 seats in the 68-member assembly.
The BJP looks set to wrest power from the Congress in Himachal Pradesh as it was leading in 40 seats while the ruling party bagged one seat and was leading in 21 others, according to EC.
.Stock markets today stabilised a bit after a crash earlier on as available leads showed the BJP having an upperhand in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly polls
There has been an intra-day swing between the highest and lowest point of trade at the S&P BSE Sensex of over 800 points.
The Congress leader stood firm on his 'Vikas paagal ho gaya hai' assertion, in reference to development in Gujarat, claiming he would not abstain from speaking the truth.
The Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM said the poll results will prove who is a "jabardast neta" (superb) and who is a "jabardasti ka" (forced upon) neta.
Elections used to be the statistician’s nightmare, the bookie’s delight and the astrologer’s meal ticket.
The BJP claimed that the tally of the incumbent Congress would be reduced to single digit in the 68-member House while the Congress and the BJP have 35 and 28 MLAs respectively.
It also said displaying any election matter, including results of any opinion poll or any other poll survey, in any electronic media, would be prohibited 48 hours prior to the election day.
The BJP is carpet-bombing the Kangra valley with rallies by top leaders, in an indication that it could again play a key role in deciding the winner of the November 9 Himachal Pradesh elections.
Surjewala's remarks come days after Congress vice- president Rahul Gandhi dubbed the Goods and Services Tax "Gabbar Singh Tax" during a rally in Gujarat.
Modi said the Congress has conceded defeat in Himachal Pradesh as its senior leaders have "run away" from campaigning in the state leaving Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to his fate.
The war of veterans in Himachal Pradesh got a bit personal over who fought corruption better as chief minister Virbhadra Singh, 83 attacked BJP chief ministerial nominee Prem Kumar Dhumal, 73.
Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee president Sachin Pilot today accused the BJP of using enormous resources and money in the Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh as it was scared of defeat.