Himachal elections: Cong, BJP tensed, polling underway

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 An old lady gives vote in Himachal
Shimla, Nov 4: Congress, BJP must be tensed as Himachal Pradesh assembly election was underway on Sunday, Nov 4. Till 11 am on Sunday morning, total twenty seven per cent voting has been recorded.

Security has been beefed up around the state where many were seen reaching their respective polling stations even before voting started at 8 am on Sunday.

According to poll officials, heavy polling could be seen as the weather was clear and sunny.

An old lady gives vote in Himachal

Himachal witnessed a heavy polling on Sunday, Nov 4. Young people to senior citizens - all are believed to have fulfilled their duties in Himachal.

The state proved that age is not a bar to reach poll booth to cast votes. The old lady was among those who cast their votes in early morning.

A CJ photo by Arvind Sharma

 

HP poll: Special facilities created for physically challenged people

The old man is coming out from the polling booth in Himachal after casting his vote. A special slope has been created at the polling booth to help physically challenged people.

A CJ photo by Arvind Sharma

Himachal poll: 27% vote till 11 am

As it was expected, heavy polling was seen as the weather was clear and sunny. Total twenty-seven percent vote recorded within first three hours.

Security has been beefed up around the state where many were seen reaching their respective polling stations even before voting started at 8 am.

A CJ photo by Arvind Sharma

Himachal poll: Cong, BJP tensed

Sunday, Nov 4 must be a crucial day for Congress and BJP. Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal will try to better the BJP's performance.

In 2007, the party's candidates emerged triumphant in 41 constituencies. Congress could only win 19 in the last polls.

Total 459 candidates including 27 women were in the fray. The Election Commission has set up 7,253 polling stations for 46,08,359 electors, including 23,76,587 men.

Himachal Pradesh has a total of 68 assembly constituencies. Of these, 17 are reserved for SCs and three for STs.

All the votes polled in Himachal Pradesh will be counted on Dec 20. A new assembly has to be constituted by Jan 10, 2013.

Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal will try to better the BJP's performance in 2007 when the party's candidates emerged triumphant in 41 constituencies. Congress could only win 19 in the last polls.

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