Himachal Pradesh Election Results: Celebrations outside Virbhadra Singh`s residence

As trends showed reverses for the BJP in Himachal Pradesh and showed gains for Congress, celebrations started taking place outside the residence of Virbhadra Singh.

Updated: Dec 20, 2012, 10:19 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Shimla: As trends showed reverses for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Himachal Pradesh and showed gains for Congress, celebrations started taking place outside the residence of the state Congress Committee chief Virbhadra Singh here.

“Looks like we are going to get more than we expected,” ANI quoted Singh as saying on Himachal Pradesh election results.

“Initially there were postal ballots, the counting now is of EVMs...clear Congress is coming into power,” he added.

Also, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal appeared prepared even for a defeat.

"Whatever people decide is good. It would be good if they support us, and good even if they don`t. I will welcome the decision of people," he said when asked to react on the declining trends of his party`s seat in the state.

Earlier when the trends showed that the BJP was leading in the state, Dhumal had voiced confidence of a victory in the polls.

"I am very confident (for a win)," he had said.

While Congress was leading on 29 seats, BJP after initial gains, slowed down to 23 seats in Himachal Pradesh`s 68-member Legislative Assembly.

(With PTI inputs)