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HP Assembly Polling 2017

Shimla: The high voter turnout in the elections to the Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh is a positive indicator for the health of democracy. However, two major political parties in the state, Bhartiya Janata Party and Indian National Congress, are, however, confused by the record breaking turnout.

The women voters outnumbered the male voters and youth also came out in large numbers to exercise their franchise.   

As usual, the top leaders of the both parties are claiming victory in media statements post polling day. However, both parties seem to lack conviction.

What drove highest number of voters in this elections? Was it the awareness campaigns of the Election Commission or the rallies of BJP’s only hope Prime Minister Modi? 

Moreover, in a previous article, we have already discussed the heavy investment made by BJP in campaign.  

As per some sources, the Chief Minister and his son were doing extensive review of the voters’ lists at the Holly Lodge. Similarly, top state leaders of BJP are wondering whether fading Modi wave worked or not.

Surprisingly, Hamirpur district reported lowest turnout of 70.19 percent. The Shimla Urban also reported lowest turnout of 63.76 percent among all constituencies.   

Chief Electoral Officer Pushpendra Rajput informed that elaborate security arrangements have been made for safe custody of EVM and VVPAT machines throughout the state.

The machines are stored in 100 strong rooms set up at 48 different locations.

He said three-tier security system and 3 companies of Central paramilitary forces have been deployed for round the clock security of these machines.

The machines will remain under tight security for the next 38 days as the counting is scheduled for December 18.

Here, take a look at the important highlights of the HP Assembly Elections 2017 in Detail:

Total Voter Turnout  74.61%    
District with Highest Voter Turnout  Sirmaur   81.05%  
Constituency with Highest Voter Turnout  Doon ( District Solan) 88.95%  
District With Lowest Voter Turnout in HP  Hamirpur 70.61%  
Constituency with Lowest Voter Turnout Shimla Urban 63.76%  
Number of Total Eligible Voters 50,25,941    
Number Voters Who Actually Cast Vote  37, 21, 647    
Total Number of Female Voters  19,10,582    
Total Number of Male Voters  18,11,061    
Total Number of Third Gender Vote  4    
Total Number of Constituencies  68    
Total Number of Polling Stations 7,525    
Total Voter Turnout in HP Assembly Elections 2003 74.51%    
Total Voter Turnout in HP Assembly Elections 2007 71.61%    
Total Voter Turnout in HP Assembly Election s 2012 73.51%    
Constituency of BJP Chief Ministrial Candidate  Sujanpur     
Constituency of Congress CM Candidate  Arki     

Miscellaneous facts about HP Assembly Elections 2017

Largest Assembly Constituency Area wise Lahaul and Spiti (No.21)  
Largest Assembly Constituency Electorate wise Sullah (No.14)  
Smallest Assembly Constituency Electorate wise Lahaul & Spiti (No.21)  
Number and name of Assembly Constituencies with Straight Contest  Jhanduta, Bilaspur district (No.46)
Number of EVMs Used  Bus – 11283/ CUs-9809/VVPATs-11050
Total Candidates 338  
Independent Candidates 112  
     

Party wise Candidates in HP Assembly Elections 2017

Candidates Party wise    
Congress 68  
BJP 68  
BSP 42  
CPI(M) 14  
CPI 3  
NCP 2  
SP 2  
Registered but unrecognized  27  
     

 

Constituency wise voter turnout in HP Assembly Elections 2017

 

HP Assembly Elections Current Affairs

 

Station wise details of the polling for HP Assembly Elections 2017

 

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Source: State Elections Commission 

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HP ByPolls 2021: No Big Guns in BJP Star Campaigners’ List   

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HP Bye Polls BJP star campaigner list

Shimla-Following the completion of the round for filing nominations for Himachal Pradesh Bye-Polls 2021 for Mandi Lok Sabha seat and three Assembly constituencies – Arki, Fatehpur, and Jubbal-Kotkhai, Bharatiya Janata Party has also released the list of its star campaigners.

The opposition Congress had already released the list that included names of Kanahaiya Kumar, who has been newly inducted into the party. Other than that, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Chief Minister of Punjab Charan Singh Channi, Raj Babbar, and Sachin Pilot were also on the list among other names.

Also Read: List of Congress Star Campaigners for HP Bye-Polls 2021

It was being speculated that big guns like Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, JP Nadda etc could be on the list of star campaigners, however, any such names were missing. Anurag Thakur is the only Union Minister who would be campaigning in Himachal. BJP has also not included the name of MP Kishan Kapoor. The party is relying mostly on local leadership.

BJP’s list of star campaigners for HP ByePolls 2021 includes the following leaders:

Suresh Kashyap

Jairam Thakur

Shanta Kumar

Prem Kumar Dhumal

Anuraag Thakur

Avinash Rai Khanna

Sanjay Tandon

Mehndra Singh Thakur

Suresh Bharadwaj

Virendra Kanwar

Bikarm Singh Thakur

Govind Singh Thakur

Rajeev Sahjal

Sukhram Chaudhary

Rakesh Pathania

Rajeev Bindal

Sushree Indu Goswami

Trilok Jamval

Trilok Kapur

Rakesh Jamval

 

 

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HP ByPolls 2021: Total 24 Candidates File Nominations, Including Chetan Bragta as Independent Candidate

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HP bye-Polls 2021 nominations

Shimla-Nominations for Himachal Pradesh By-Elections 2021 were filed on Friday by a total of 24 candidates, of which four are substitute candidates and nine independent. Two candidates of the Himachal Jan Kranti Party have also filed nominations from the Mandi Lok Sabha seat and the Fatehpur Assembly constituency. The remaining one nomination was filed by the candidate of Rashtriya Lok Neeti Party from Mandi Lok Sabha seat.

Today was the last day for filing nominations.

The nominations would be scrutinized on October 11, and October 13 would be the last date to withdraw nominations. The polling would be held on October 30. 

While Congress has played safe and facing lesser in-fighting over the distribution of tickets, BJP faced resistance on all three Assembly seats – Arki, Jubbal-Kotkhai, and Fatehpur.

While BJP managed to convince two of its miffed leaders from Arki and Fatehpur to not file nominations as independent candidates, it couldn’t stop Chetan Bragta – son of former MLA Narender Bragta-from revolting. Bragta filed his nomination as an independent candidate from the Jubbal-Kotkhai Assembly seat where BJP had picked Neelam Seraik over him. A large procession followed Bragta while he filed the nomination. His supporters even blocked the road for Seraik who was on her way to file the nomination. Bragta’s supporters also shouted slogans against Suresh Bhardwaj, who is in-charge of the Jubbal-Kotkhai constituency for these bye-elections.

It’s pertinent to mention that Narender Bragta and Suresh Bhardwaj didn’t enjoy good political relations. When Bhardwaj was given charge of this constituency for the bye-elections, the decision had raised the eyebrows of supporters of Bragta. In this constituency, BJP is likely to face a hard time claiming a victory if it couldn’t convince Bragta to withdraw his nomination.

However, BJP leadership managed to convince Govind Sharma and Kripal Parmar, who were miffed over being denied ticket from Arki and Fatehpur seats respectively, to not jump into the fray as rebels.

 HP ByPolls 2021: INC and BJP Candidates from Three Assembly Constituencies 

Assembly Constituency

INC

BJP

Jubbal-Kotkhai (Shimla)

Rohit Thakur 

Neelam Seraik

Arki (Solan)

Ratan Singh Pal

Sanjay Awasthi 

Fatehpur (Kangra)

Bhawani Singh Pathania 

Baldev Thakur

     

 

INC and BJP Candidates from One Lok Sabha Seat

Mandi Lok Sabha Seat 

INC

BJP

       
 

Pratibha Singh 

Brig (Retired) Kushal Chand

     
             
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HP ByPolls 2021: Congress Star Campaigners List Out, Includes Kanhaiya Kumar Too

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Shimla-Ahead of Himachal Pradesh By-Elections 2021 to be held on October 30, the political environment is charging up in the state. Friday is the last date for filing nominations and most of the candidates have completed this formality. Today, Pratibha Singh – INC candidate from Mandi Lok Sabha seat also filed nomination.

The round for political rallies, public meetings, and door-to-door campaigning has also been kicked off. As usual, star campaigners from outside and within the state would campaign for the candidates.  

HP Congress has issued the list of star campaigners. This list also included newly inducted left-wing face Kanhaiya Kumar. Other than that, Punjab’s new Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Chaani and Navjot Singh Sidhu are also on the list.

Though the Election Commission has issued directions regarding strict adherence to Covid-19 norms and put some restrictions on gatherings and rallies, it’s to be seen whether the parties would comply with them or not. The number of Star Campaigners was restricted to 20 for these bye-elections for National /State recognized parties and 10 for unrecognized registered parties in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Also Read: All HP By-Polls 2021 Guidelines and Covid Protocols That Are Likely to be Eschewed

Following Leaders Would Campaign in Himachal for INC:

 

Bhupesh Baghel

Charanjit Singh Chaani

Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Anand Sharma

Rajeev Shukla

Raj Babbar

Asha Kumari

Dhaniaram Shandil

Sachin Pilot

Gurkirat Singh Kotli

Navjot Singh Sdhu

Sanjay Dutt

Thakur Kaul Singh

Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu

Kuldeep Singh Rathore

Mukesh Agnihotri

Rajender Rana

Dharamvir Singh Rana

Kanhaiya Kumar

Vikramaditya Singh 

 
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