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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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Himachal BJP Chief Satti Barred from Campaigning by EC for MCC Violation

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Shimla-The Election Commission of India has barred Himachal Pradesh BJP chief Satpal Singh Satti from campaigning for 48 hours. This prohibition would begin from 10 am tomorrow onwards for two days for violating the Model Code of Conduct.

This makes him the first such leader from Himachal Pradesh who was barred from campaigning for violating MCC.

Satti had used an obscene slur for Congress chief Rahul Gandhi while addressing a public meeting in Shimla constituency’s Ramshahar in Nalagarh sub-division on April 14, 2019.  The EC had taken strict note of it and had issued a notice. Satti had filed a reply justifying himself that he was merely narrating a Facebook comment made by some other person. He also alleged media of presenting edited video clip with manipulations. However, this justification failed to appeal to the EC as the word used by Satti was highly derogatory.  

Also, it was alleged that Satti had made objectionable remarks over religious sect Radha Swami, for which he had also apologized.

Here is what Satti Had Said About Rahul Gandhi:

A couple of video clips were shared on social media after someone recorded his address on mobile cameras. 

However, Satti is yet to receive a response to the reply he has filed to a second notice served to him by EC for again making objectionable comments about Priyanka Vadra dressing and Rahul Gandhi’s bachelorhood in public meeting in Una.  The second notice was sent on the basis of video footage recorded by EC’s video surveillance team.

Himachal Pradesh Congress had launched a statewide protest against Satti along with submission of a complaint to the EC. An FIR was also lodged against Satti in relation to his derogatory comments.  Effigies were burnt at various places. Youth wing of the State Congress had smeared black paint on the face of Satti in BJP posters in Shimla. Former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had gone to the extent of saying that Satti had lost his mental balance.

State BJP leaders have so far avoided condemning Satti’s remarks, which also drew criticism from the opposition.

BJP leaders like Shanta Kumar, however, defended Satti. Shanta said Satti had apologized for his remarks. However, Satti had only apologized to Radha Swami organization. He had refused to apologize to Rahul Gandhi. He maintained that Rahul had also been addressing PM Modi as Chowkidar Chor or Chore while addressing rallies and public meetings.

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Black Paint Smeared on HP BJP Chief’s Face in Posters, Congress Also Files Police Complaint

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Black Paint Smeared on Satpal Satti's Posters in Shimla

Shimla-Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) has filed a complaint to police for lodging an FIR against Satpal Singh Satti, President of BJP HP, for making derogatory remarks and statements against INC President Rahul Gandhi. Congress said this news was also published by various newspapers on Monday.

HPCC has already made a call for state-wide protest against Satti on April 16.

At the same time, the obscene remarks have angered the State Youth Congress. Workers of Youth Congress were smearing black paint on Satti’s face on BJP poster in Shimla as a protest. Workers can also be seen in the video writing ‘Besharm Satti’ (Shameless) on BJP posters.

The State President of Youth Congress, Manish Thakur, has made a call do the same with BJP chief’s face on posters across the State. All workers across Himachal should boycott and burn effigies of Satti in their respective constituencies, he said.

In its complaint, HPCC said that on April 14, 2019, Satpal Singh Satti was addressing a public meeting organised at Ramshaher of  Nalagarh Vidhan Sabha Assembly in District Solan. During his address, he allegedly passed derogatory remarks against Rahul Gandhiji and former UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. These remarks were highly defamatory and against women’s dignity, Congress said in its complaint. It also alleged that the objectionable remarks used by Satti are also in gross violation of the guidelines laid down by Election Commission of India.

The unparliamentary language used by Satti while delivering the speech in this meeting tarnishes the image of AICC President Rahul Gandhi, the complaint said.

 The abusive remarks used against Sonia Gandhi are damaging the public image of a woman, who is given the utmost importance in the Social Indian setup, it said.

These remarks would tarnish the image of Congress Party in India as well as in Himachal, the complaint said.  Congress also complained that Satti has committed a criminal offence by passing derogatory remarks and has also violated the guidelines issued by Election Commission of India for smooth conduction of elections.  Some cuttings from today’s Dallies were also attached with the complaint.

Satti, as per a PTI report, refused to apologize for the remarks, and said he was merely reading contents of a comment posted by someone on social media.  Instead, he said Rahul Gandhi and Congress leaders should apologise for using ‘chor’ word for PM.

I have narrated an incident while addressing a public meeting in Nalagarh tehsil of Solan district whereby a derogatory remark was made against Rahul in retaliation of using ‘chor’ word for PM in a viral social media message,

he told PTI.

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Himachal BJP Chief Caught on Camera Passing Obscene Remarks at Rahul Gandhi

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Satpal Singh Satti's abusive remark on rahul gandhi

Shimla-Satpal Singh Satti, the president of Bhartiya Janata Party’s Himachal Pradesh unit, was caught on camera passing obscene remarks at INC President Rahul Gandhi Gandhi.  He was addressing a public meeting of SC morcha in Shimla constituency’s Ramshahar in Nalagarh sub-division on April 14, 2019.

Satti has defended it arguing that he only read a comment made on Rahul Gandhi by some Facebook user. He said he only wanted to convey that if Rahul Gandhi can address the Prime Minister as “Chowkidar Chor Hai” from the public stage, he should be ready to face similar derogatory remarks.

However, Satti’s language registered a new low in the battle of political statements ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.   

A couple of video clips were shared on social media after someone recorded his address on mobile cameras. 

The State unit of Congress and its leaders have sought an public apology from the BJP Chief and warned him that this matter would be taken to the Election Commission of India. State Congress unit has made a call for statewide protest on April 16.

Afraid of losing elections, Congress said, BJP is deliberately trying to divert the attention of the people from real issues.

We are taking the opinion of our legal cell. Subsequently, we may file a formal complaint against him with the EC,

a Congress Spokesperson said.

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