Himachal Pradesh Election Result: CM Thakur’s 6th Win on Home Turf
8 December, 2022 | Pranay Lad
According to the most recent figures, the BJP was in the lead in 27 seats, with the grand old party leading in 38 of the 68 seats.
As the results of the assembly elections are being tallied, Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has won in Seraj, a district in Mandi. The BJP is aiming for a second consecutive term, defying a decades-old election pattern in the hill state that has seen the Congress and the BJP alternate there. A close race between the ruling party and the Congress was foreseen by some pollsters, while a cliffhanger was projected by others.
According to current indications, it is a close race between the BJP and Congress. According to the most recent figures, the BJP was in the lead in 27 seats, with the grand old party leading in 38 of the 68 seats.
On Monday, just after the release of the exit polls, Thakur advised the public to hold off until the results were in. “The BJP is returning to power in Himachal, according to a number of exit polls, but some predicted a close race in a few districts. We should hold off on making any decisions until December 8. Our study indicates that there is a strong likelihood of the BJP forming the government with a sizable majority, “He had informed the press.
The 57-year-old leader, a five-time MP from the Seraj constituency (formerly known as Chachiot), has been victorious there since 1998.
He requested the support of the electorate when he submitted his nomination from the district in October. He also remembered his first election run in 1993 and the subsequent changes he saw.
“There were only one or two party employees at 60 polling places when I ran in the 1993 elections, and there were none at certain booths. The hills of Seraj are living proof that as we ascended, we grew weary, paused, sat down, and then resumed our ascent. He had previously been reported by a media outlet as adding, “Many of the companions of that period have grown old yet are still standing behind me like a rock. Before the elections this year, the Chief Minister opened 59 crores worth of projects on his own territory.
He is up against Chetram Thakur of the Congress. On November 12, ballots were cast in 68 of Himachal Pradesh’s assembly districts. In the 2017 state elections, the BJP garnered 44 seats.