Himachal Assembly Election Result 2022 HIGHLIGHTS: Congress wins state bagging 40 seats, BJP settles for 25 seats

Himachal Assembly Election 2022 Result: Key constituencies included Seraj from where Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had contested again. Though Thakur won, BJP could not reverse the anti-incumbency trend in the hill state.

Himachal Assembly Election Result 2022 HIGHLIGHTS: Congress wins state bagging 40 seats, BJP settles for 25 seats

Himachal Assembly Election 2022 results:The writing was  on the wall for some time and it's now final -  in Himachal Pradesh, voters have not bucked the anti-incumbency trend.  The Congress party won the majority of 68 seats as per the final results released by the Election Commission of India (ECI). Congress won 40 seats. BJP, the ruling party, managed to win only 25 seats in the state. 35 seats are needed to attain the majority mark in Himachal. Earlier in the day, it seemed like the contest was going to be a closely fought one but now Congress has comfortably won the state. The Aam Aadmi Party did not win any seat in the hill state. Of 55 lakh voters in the state, over 75 per cent exercised their franchise in the November 12 election to elect its 68-member assembly and government. A total of 412 candidates were in the fray in this election. In the 2017 assembly elections, the BJP won 44 seats and the Congress 21, with one seat going to CPI-M, and two to independent candidates. Congress was hoping to change the last election's trend this year and are mighty pleased with the results.

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08 December 2022
20:40 PM

Congress sweeps the state bagging 40 seats, BJP claims 25

The final results are out and as per the final result updated by the Election Commission of India (ECI), Congress won the Himachal Pradesh assembly election and bagged 40 seats, . The BJP, on the other side, ended up with 25 seats, while the AAP managed to win only five.

18:57 PM

Family feud in Himachal polls as Congress' Dhani Ram Shandil defeats son-in-law, retains Solan seat

Veteran Congress leader Dhani Ram Shandil retained the Solan seat in Himachal Pradesh, defeating his nearest BJP rival and son-in-law Rajesh Kashyap. Dhani Ram Shandil, a retired army colonel and the oldest candidate in the fray at 82, had maintained a lead over Rajesh Kashyap right from the start, and the final margin of victory was 3,858 votes.

18:39 PM

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi extends 'heartfelt thanks' to people as party emerges victorious

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday, extended heartfelt thanks to the people of Himachal Pradesh in a tweet that read, "Heartfelt thanks to the people of Himachal Pradesh for this decisive victory. Hearty congratulations to all Congress workers and leaders. Your hard work and dedication are the real deservers of the best wishes for this victory. I assure you again, every promise made to the public will be fulfilled at the earliest.”


18:07 PM

Congress’ victory is an 'emotional moment': says Pratibha Singh

Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Pratibha Virbhadra Singh, on Thursday, said that the party is not worried about poaching. While speaking with ANI, the Congress leader reiterated, "It is a very emotional moment for me as I can see the same kind of support from people as it was for the late Virbhadra Singh."

"Chandigarh is an easily accessible meeting point for MLAs and we are not worried about poaching," she added.


17:49 PM

Himachal Assembly result: Six-time Congress MLA Asha Kumari loses in Dalhousie

According to Election Commission, BJP candidate D S Thakur defeated six-time Congress MLA Asha Kumari in Himachal Pradesh's Dalhousie assembly seat by a margin of 9,918 votes. Asha Kumari was being projected as the chief ministerial candidate in Himachal Pradesh.

17:36 PM

Himachal Pradesh Poll Result: PM Modi thanks people of hill state

Reacting to the verdict in Himachal Pradesh where the Congress has wrested power from the BJP, PM Narendra Modi thanked voters of the hill state for their affection and support to the BJP and said his party will keep working to fulfil the aspirations of the state and raise people's issues in the times to come.

16:51 PM

Former Congress state chief Kuldeep Rathore wins Theog

Former Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Kuldeep Rathore won from Theog assembly seat in Shimla district on Thursday, defeating the BJP's Ajay Shyam by 5,269 votes, according to the Election Commission. The stakes were high for Rathore, who was contesting for the first time.
It was during his tenure as the state Congress chief that the party won by-elections to the Mandi Lok Sabha seat and three assembly seats last year. Sitting MLA and lone CPI(M) candidate Rakesh Singh and Independents Indu Verma and Vijaypal Khachi were also in the fray. (PTI)

16:45 PM

Himachal Assembly election result: "I have handed over my resignation to the Governor. We will never stop working for the development of people. We need to analyse things. There were some issues that changed the direction of the results. I will go to Delhi if they call us," outgoing Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur was quoted by ANI.

16:43 PM

Himachal poll result: Congress MLA wins Fatehpur seat, defeats forest minister Rakesh Pathania

Incumbent Congress MLA Bhawani Singh won Himachal Pradesh's Fatehpur seat by defeating his nearest rival forest minister Rakesh Pathania by a margin of 7,354 votes. The contest for Fatehpur was keenly watched as Pathania, who has won three times from Nurpur assembly seat, was shifted to the constituency. Singh got 32,452 votes while Pathania received 25,462 votes, according to Election Commission data.

16:24 PM

CM Jairam Thakur reaches Raj Bhawan in Shimla, to resign

Outgoing Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur reaches Raj Bhawan in Shimla to tender his resignation to the Governor.


16:14 PM

Who will be Himachal CM? Congress's Bhupesh Baghel says THIS

The High Command will decide the next Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. Priyanka Gandhi's 10-pointer manifesto worked there," said Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel on Himachal poll results in Raipur. However, he was clearly unhappy with the Gujarat results, where BJP is set to win by an overwhelming majority. "Gujarat's results are shocking as the situation during the campaigning was different, a surprising victory for BJP," Baghel said.

15:57 PM

Himachal Election result 2022: Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra helped us, says Mallikarjun Kharge

"We have won Himachal Elections. I want to thank the people, our workers, and leaders as due to their efforts this result has come. I want to thank Priyanka Gandhi; Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra also helped us in this. Sonia Gandhi's blessings are also with us," Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge was quoted by ANI.

15:22 PM

Himachal Election Poll result: Outgoing CM Jairam Thakur says he respects people's mandate

I respect people's mandate & I want to thank PM & other central leadership during last 5 yrs. We'll stand for the development of the state irrespective of politics. We'll analyse our shortcoming and improve during the next term: Outgoing CM Jairam Thakur

15:11 PM

Himachal election result: BJP minister Suresh Bhardwaj loses from Kasumpti to Congress' Anirudh Singh

Himachal Pradesh minister Suresh Bhardwaj lost from the Kasumpti seat on Thursday, defeated by sitting Congress MLA Anirudh Singh. The victory margin for Anirudh Singh was 8,655 votes. BJP's Bhardwaj was shifted to Kasumpti from Shimla (Urban) constituency. Bhardwaj represented the Shimla (Urban) constituency in the outgoing assembly. (PTI)


15:07 PM

Himachal polls results: Amidst poaching buzz, Congress to send top leaders to Chandigarh 

As the Assembly poll trends showed the Congress was likely to get a majority in Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday said the party needed to protect its MLAs in the hill state from any possibility of horse-trading. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) can "go to any level", he claimed.

14:52 PM

Himachal Assembly Poll result: Independent candidate Hoshiyar Singh wins Dehra assembly seat

Independent candidate Hoshiyar Singh won the Dehra assembly seat, defeating his Congress rivals by more than 3,500 votes in the Himachal Pradesh poll results announce Thursday. Singh defeated Rajesh Sharma by a margin of 3,877 votes.  Singh, an Independent MLA, had joined the BJP just before the November 12 assembly polls in the state, but he was denied the ticket. (PTI)

14:47 PM

Himachal Congress President takes a did at PM Modi after Congress extends lead

Pratibha Virbhadra Singh, Himachal Congress President, took a dig at PM Narendra Modi, said, "Modi ji visited Himachal Pradesh a number of times, but could he make a dent here! BJP knew it would lose in the state and that is why PM Modi visited the state again and again." 

14:24 PM

Himachal result: 'Priyanka Gandhi mobilised cadre,' says ecstatic Congress leader

Happy with Himachal's results, Congress leader SS Sukhu said, "We express our gratitude to the people of Himachal Pradesh. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra conducted rallies in the state and mobilized cadre. BJP's politics of breaking away people won't work, Congress has got a majority. BJP will split in state."

14:06 PM

Himachal Poll results: Congress leads in Shimla, Kinnaur and Chamba seats

In Himachal Pradesh, Congress wins in Jubbal-Kotkhai, Kinnaur, Chamba & Shimla seats, leading in at least 36 seats; BJP win in Mandi, Nurpur, Pachad, Paonta Sahib & Sundernagar, leading in 20 seats, ANI reported

13:46 PM

Himachal Assembly Poll result: Congress in driver's seat

Following disappointments in Gujarat Assembly Polls and Delhi's MCD polls, Congress had some reason to cheer as they extended their lead in Himachal Pradesh. Party workers were seen celebrating at the Delhi office of the party after Congress crossed the majority mark of 35 seats in the state.

13:04 PM

Himachal Assembly poll results: BJP's Ranbir Singh wins from Nurpur Assembly constituency

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ranbir Singh wins from Nurpur Assembly constituency in Himachal Pradesh, the Election Commission of India said. (ANI)

12:46 PM

Himachal Poll result: Congress races ahead

In Himachal Pradesh, Congress leads in 40 seats, BJP is leading in 24 seats and has secured 1 win. Independent candidates are leading in 3 seats, as per the Election Commission of India (ECI).


12:08 PM

Himachal election result: Congress' sitting MLA from Kasumpti Anirudh Singh leading

Congress' incumbent MLA Anirudh Singh is leading over his nearest BJP rival Suresh Bhardwaj in the Kasumpti assembly seat in Himachal Pradesh, according to the Election Commission. The erstwhile member of the Koti royal family, Singh was ahead with a margin of 7,596 votes in the seat which has an urban-rural mix.

11:53 AM

Hamirpur Polls results: 'Waiting for final outcome'

Independent candidate from Hamirpur, Ashish Sharma leading in the Assembly constituency, as per ECI. "I'm awaiting the final results, and will take any decision (on extending support to another party) after the results are out," he was quoted by ANI.

11:48 AM

Himachal Election Result: Jairam Thakur wins

Himachal Chief Minister Jairam Thakur has emerged victorious Seraj in the Mandi district.

11:21 AM

Himachal Election result: THIS candidate wins from Sundernagar Assembly constituency

According to ANI, BJP candidate Rakesh Kumar has won from Sundernagar Assembly constituency in Himachal Pradesh, as per Election Commission of India.


11:18 AM

Himachal Poll results: Congress maintains leads

Congress continues to lead on 35 seats; BJP wins 1 and leads on 29.


10:39 AM

Himachal election result: Congress leads in 33 seats

According to ANI, Congress is leading on 33 and BJP on 31 seats in Himachal Pradesh as counting continues in the state. The party that bags 35 seats will touch the majority mark.

10:06 AM

Himachal CM leads in initial trends

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur is leading with a total of 14,921 votes in his constituency, Seraj.  Chetram Thakur of Congress and Gita Nand Thakur of AAP are also contesting from the same seat.

09:53 AM

Assembly election 2022: Tight contest in Himachal

About 76.44 per cent of voters had exercised their franchise in the assembly polls held on November 12. A total of 412 candidates including 24 women and 99 independents are in fray.

09:52 AM

Himachal election 2022 result: BJP confident of victory

Chief Minister Jairam Thakur and Himachal Pradesh Congress president Pratibha Singh have maintained that their parties would get full majority with over 40 out of the 68 seats. Congress general Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is also at her home in Chhabra keeping an eye on the latest trends.

09:39 AM

Himachal Election Result: Watch LIVE coverage

Who will win the battle? Watch Live coverage of Himachal polls, click HERE


09:34 AM
09:07 AM
09:07 AM
08:40 AM

Himachal Pradesh Poll results: What will be the verdict?

Early trends in, BJP ahead of Congress in hill state

08:27 AM

Himachal Poll result: Vote counting continues, EC says THIS

Counting of votes began at 8 am at 68 counting halls spread across 59 locations throughout the state with the taking up of postal ballots first.
After a gap of 30 minutes from the commencement of counting of postal ballot papers, the counting of votes for electronic voting machines (EVMs) will commence at 8.30 am. The EVM counting will continue irrespective of the stage of postal ballot counting, the Election Commission said.

08:21 AM

Himachal Polls 2022 Result: Counting starts, who will emerge winner?

Counting of votes for the Assembly polls began on Thursday in Himachal Pradesh where the ruling BJP is hoping to retain power.
The results of the high-stakes elections will also reveal whether the BJP's all-out personalised campaign led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to buck the 'alternative government' trend has worked or not.

08:02 AM

Himachal Assembly Result Day!


07:32 AM

Battle for Himachal: Key constituencies and BJP, Congress and AAP Candidates - check list

1. Seraj – Jai Ram Thakur (BJP) vs Chetram Thakur (Congress) vs Gita Nand Thakur (AAP)

2. Haroli – Ramkumar (BJP) vs Mukesh Agnihotri (Congress) vs Ravinder Pal Singh Mann (AAP)

3. Dalhousie – DS Thakur (BJP) vs Asha Kumari (Congress) vs Manish Sareen (AAP)

4. Kangra – Pawan Kajal (BJP) vs Surender Singh Kaku (Congress) vs Rajkumar Jaswal (AAP)

5. Shimla Urban – Sanjay Sood (BJP) vs Harish Janartha (Congress) vs Chaman Rakesh Ajta (AAP)

6. Shimla Rural – Ravi Mehta (BJP) vs Vikramaditya Singh (Congress) vs Prem Thakur (AAP)

7.  Nurpur – Ranveer Singh (Nikka) (BJP) vs Ajay Mahajan (Congress) vs Manisha Kumari (AAP)

8. Fatehpur – Rakesh Pathania (BJP) vs Bhawani Singh Pathania (Congress) vs Rajan Sushant (AAP)

9. Sullah – Vipin Singh Parmar (BJP) vs Jagdish Sapehia (Congress) vs Ravinder Singh Ravi (AAP)

10. Nagrota – Arun Kumar Mehra (Kuka) vs Raghubir Singh Bali (Congress) vs Umakant Dogra (AAP)

Check the full list of 68 constituencies and Congress, BJP and AAP candidates HERE

07:29 AM

Himachal Assembly results: Parties await their fate

Himachal Pradesh saw an intense campaign with BJP trying to return to power for a second consecutive term and Congress backing on its '10 guarantees' that the party listed out in its manifesto to take them home. The emergence of the Aam Aadmi Party as the third major political force in the state has intensified the electoral battle. Besides these three parties, parties like the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India (CPI) and Rashtriya Devbhumi Party (RDP) are also in the fray. Both BJP and Congress have claimed victory in the state which has had a tradition of changing governments for the past several years. 

07:28 AM

Himachal Poll results soon, counting to begin at 8 am

The counting of votes will begin at 8 am. The elections to 68 assembly seats of Himachal Pradesh were held on November 12 and around 75.6 per cent polling percentage was recorded.

07:24 AM

Himachal Assembly poll results: Will ruling BJP get back to power, beating anti-incumbency?

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh is hoping to set new records by changing the trend of not repeating government after five years while the Congress is hopeful that the party would form the government with a full majority in the hill state as the stage is all set for counting of votes for Himachal Pradesh Assembly election.

20:57 PM

Himachal poll result: Before the big day, Congress expels 30 'office bearers', mostly from Shimla district

A day ahead of the counting for Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, the Congress has expelled 30 party "office-bearers" from the primary membership for six years for "anti-party activities". Those expelled include vice presidents and former vice presidents of Shimla (Rural) district committee of the party and a general secretary of NSUI.

20:54 PM

Himachal Assembly Election: Election Commission gear up for result day

There will be 68 counting halls in 59 locations across Himachal Pradesh. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Maneesh Garg said 10,000 duty staff including the security personnel have been deployed as part of security arrangements. He said teams of returning officers and assistant returning officers have also been deployed to ensure a smooth counting process.

20:52 PM

Himachal poll results: Counting of votes to begin at 8 am on December 8

The counting of votes for Himachal Pradesh polls along Gujarat polls and six assembly and one Lok Sabha by-elections will commence at 8 am on Thursday (December 8, 2022) with prohibitory orders in place around counting halls to ensure peace and tranquility. According to the Election Commission, the counting of votes will take place at a total of 116 counting centres in Himachal Pradesh.

20:38 PM

Himachal Election Results: Will Congress benefit from AAP's muted campaign?

Unlike Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh saw a muted campaign by Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party. AAP's low-key campaign and its former state in-charge Satyendar Jain lodged in Tihar jail made the Congress upbeat and the party has insisted that its vote share will only improve.

20:36 PM

Himachal Poll Results: Congress confident of victory

The Congress has been confident of its victory, saying the voters will decide on the fundamental issues of price rise, joblessness, the old pension scheme, and other challenges of life and livelihood the state residents have been facing.

20:31 PM

Himachal Assembly Election 2022: Will women-power tilt it in BJP's favour?

The BJP's campaign in Himachal saw an exclusive focus on women and youth, with the party rolling out a standalone manifesto for women for the first time in the state's history. A higher women turnout has of late favoured the BJP, as seen in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, with the party hoping that similar trends will hold in Himachal Pradesh. Women voter turnout in Himachal has surpassed men's since 1998.

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