Arrangements made for 2nd phase of HP Polls

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Shimla, Dec 18: Elaborate arrangements have been made for the final and second phase of Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh to be held on Wednesday.

The polling for 65 seats in 68-member State Assembly will decide the fate of 335 candidates. Some of the major candidates in the fray include Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh (Rohru) and the BJP's chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal (Bamsan). With over 4.5 million people eligible to cast their votes, the second phase of the election is likely to see an interesting contest. The first phase of election took place for the three seats of Bharmaur, Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur on November 14.

Counting of votes will take place on December 28 and results are expected by afternoon. The term of the current State Assembly is till March 9, 2008.


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