Over 55 Lakh Voters Eligible to Exercise Their Franchise for 68 Assembly Seats in Himachal Pradesh Polls 2022

EC to Announce Gujarat, Himachal Election Dates LIVE Updates: The term of the Gujarat Assembly ends on February 18 next year while that of Himachal Pradesh on January 8, 2023

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Last Updated: October 14, 2022, 23:09 IST

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In these districts, voting for members of Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samiti will be held o,n November 9, and on November 12 for the posts of Sarpanches and Panches, Singh said in Panchkula. (File photo/PTI)
In these districts, voting for members of Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samiti will be held o,n November 9, and on November 12 for the posts of Sarpanches and Panches, Singh said in Panchkula. (File photo/PTI)

Assembly polling in Himachal Pradesh will be held on November 12 and the counting of votes will be held on December 8, CEC Rajiv Kumar announced on Friday. No dates were announced for the Gujarat Assembly elections. Congress Central Election Committee meeting to take place tomorrow at 10, Janpath in Delhi to finalise the candidates for Himachal Assembly elections.

The term of the Gujarat Assembly ends on February 18 next year while that of Himachal Pradesh on January 8, 2023. The Commission had recently visited the two states to take stock of poll preparedness. . Read More

Oct 14, 2022 23:02 IST

Cong to Hold Central Election Committee Meeting Tomorrow to Finalise HP Polls Candidate

Congress Central Election Committee meeting to take place tomorrow at 10, Janpath in Delhi to finalise the candidates for Himachal Assembly elections.

Oct 14, 2022 20:55 IST

​Poll Station at 15,000 ft to 14km Journey to Booth: Election Remains an Uphill Task in Himachal

From deployment of electronic voting machines (EVM) at an altitude of over 15,000 feet to 93 voters having to trudge along 14km to reach their nearest polling station — Polling in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh, which votes on November 12, is an arduous task. READ MORE

Oct 14, 2022 18:11 IST

No Time & No RaGa: As EC Announces Himachal Election Dates, It's Baptism by Ballot for New Congress Chief

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spent a total of 10 days in the last one-and-a-half months in poll-bound Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh but the new Congress president to be elected next week will barely have three weeks to settle in before Himachal Pradesh polls on November 12. READ MORE

Oct 14, 2022 16:48 IST

Himachal Pradesh Elections 2022: Hill State to Vote on Nov 12, Results on Dec 8, Announces EC

The stage is set for elections to Himachal Pradesh, with the Election Commission announcing that polls to the hill state will be held in a single phase on November 12 and votes will be counted on December 8. READ MORE

Oct 14, 2022 16:18 IST

Why EC Did Not Announce Gujarat Election Dates Along With Himachal Pradesh Poll Schedule

The Election Commission on Friday announced the dates for Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections 2022, but contrary to expectations did not announce the schedule for Gujarat elections. READ MORE

Oct 14, 2022 16:03 IST

Full Schedule of Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections

Full Schedule of Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections

Oct 14, 2022 15:49 IST

Himachal Pradesh Assembly Polls: Filing of Nominations from Oct 17-25

Filing of nominations for the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls to begin on October 17 and continue till October 25, the Election Commission said. “Withdrawal of candidacy will be allowed till October 29,” CEC Rajiv Kumar said.

Oct 14, 2022 15:45 IST

No Dates Announced for Gujarat Assembly Elections

No dates for the Gujarat Assembly elections were announced by the Election Commission. CEC Rajiv Kumar said, “we have gone by convention from the last elections. He also stated election results of one state won’t affect polls in another, indicating that the Gujarat polls will likely be held a month later.

Oct 14, 2022 15:40 IST

Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections to be Held on Nov 12, Counting on December 8

Assembly polling in Himachal Pradesh will be held on November 12 and the counting of votes is to be held on December 8: CEC Rajiv Kumar

Oct 14, 2022 15:33 IST

In Himachal Pradesh, Our Team Will be Ready to Serve More than 55 Lakh Electors: CEC

For the forthcoming Legistaltive Assembly in Himachal Pradesh, our teams will be ready to serve more than 55 Lakh electors or whom 67,000 are service voters and 56,000 would be PWDs: CEC

Oct 14, 2022 15:30 IST

Himachal Pradesh Assembly Expiring on Jan 8: CEC

The Himachal Pradesh legislature is expiring on 8 January 2023 and 68 Assembly Constituencies across 12 districts of which 17 seats reserved for SC, 3 seats for ST and 48 for General: CEC Rajiv Kumar

Oct 14, 2022 15:24 IST

Technology to Help Citizen Participation and Ensure Transparency: CEC

Technology will be helpful in everyone’s participation and transparency. Citizens can access any type of Electoral Malpractices information from ECI’s cVigil App. Every conscious reaction will bring action in 100 minutes: CEC Rajiv Kumar

Technology to Help Citizen Participation and Ensure Transparency: CEC

Oct 14, 2022 15:13 IST

Election Commission - EC working with 3 broad objectives

Election Commission – EC working with 3 broad objectives

* Conduct free, fair, inclusive, accessible and inducement-free elections * Hassle-Free & comfortable voting experience * Maximum voter participation

Oct 14, 2022 15:04 IST

Election Commission press conference begins.

Election Commission press conference begins.

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Oct 14, 2022 13:31 IST

Day After PM Modi's Visit to Himachal Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi to Launch Congress Campaign in Poll-bound State

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will launch the party’s election campaign in Himachal Pradesh on Friday with a rally in Solan district of the state. AICC general secretary Vadra’s ‘Parivartan Pratigya Rally’ comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the hill state. READ MORE

Oct 14, 2022 13:16 IST

Congress Should Put Best Foot Forward to Fight Gujarat, HP Elections: Shashi Tharoor

Only Congress can give a fight to BJP, says Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on 2024 polls. “Congress should put the best foot forward to fight elections in Gujarat and Himachal,” he said today.

Oct 14, 2022 13:04 IST

Himachal Pradesh Elections: Priyanka Gandhi Offers Prayers at Solan Temple

Himachal Pradesh | Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra offers prayers at Maa Shoolini Temple in Solan.

She will address the ‘Parivartan Pratigya Rally’ today and launch the party’s election campaign in Himachal Pradesh.

Assembly polling in Himachal Pradesh will be held on November 12 and the counting of votes will be held on December 8, CEC Rajiv Kumar announced on Friday. No dates were announced for the Gujarat Assembly elections. Congress Central Election Committee meeting to take place tomorrow at 10, Janpath in Delhi to finalise the candidates for Himachal Assembly elections.

The term of the Gujarat Assembly ends on February 18 next year while that of Himachal Pradesh on January 8, 2023. The Commission had recently visited the two states to take stock of poll preparedness.

The previous assembly elections were held in December 2017. After the election, BJP emerged victorious and had formed the state government, with Vijay Rupani taking over as the chief minister.

Similarly, in Himachal Pradesh, the Assembly elections were held in November 2017. After the election, the BJP had formed the government with Jai Ram Thakur becoming the chief minister.

While the elections for Gujarat’s 182 seats were held in two phases, Himachal Pradesh had witnessed polling for 68 seats in a single phase.

The model code of conduct will go into effect as soon as the two states’ schedules are announced. This is a set of guidelines issued by the poll body for political parties and candidates to follow during elections, primarily regarding speeches, polling day, polling booths, portfolios, election manifestos, processions, and general conduct.

The BJP has been in power in Gujarat for 27 years, with the exception of a 17-month period when party rebel Shankersinh Vaghela’s splinter held the fort with Congress support.

For the BJP, Gujarat must be retained if the 2024 electoral war is to be waged freely for a third term.

Gujarat is heating up with campaigning ahead of the announcement of Assembly election dates, with prominent political leaders such as Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal, and Rahul Gandhi visiting the state.

Gujarat’s cities and villages are littered with political party advertisement banners.

PM Modi was in Gujarat for two days this week, inaugurating/laying the foundation stone for projects worth over 27,000 crore in cities such as Surat, Bhavnagar, Ahmedabad, and Ambaji. He also launched Ahmedabad’s metro train service and India’s third Vande Bharat Express from Gandhinagar to Mumbai.

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