Himachal sees 55.65 pc voter turnout till 3 pm

12 November, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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Himachal Pradesh saw a 55.65 percent voter participation till 3 p.m. today.

Himachal Pradesh saw a 55.65 percent voter participation till 3 p.m. today.

In various parts of the state, polling was brisk to moderate. Jubbal-Kotkhai had the highest turnout of the eight Assembly districts in Shimla district with 64.71 percent as of 3 p.m., followed by Kasumpti with 47%.

Jhanduta Assembly seat in Bilaspur district had the highest voter turnout among the district’s four assembly segments, with 56.68%. 50% of eligible voters in Ghumarwin casted ballots till 3 p.m.

However, Bhattiyat Assembly constituency in the Chamba district had the highest voting turnout (55.77%), closely followed by Bharmour (55.35%).

The district’s lowest voting turnout, 34.68 percent, was recorded in Churah up to 3 pm.

The Jaswan-Pragpur Assembly seat in Kangra district had the greatest voter turnout—58%, while the Baijnath segment had the lowest—44.86%.

52.98% of Kangra district voters participated in the election in Dharamshala. Voting in Himachal started at 8 a.m today.

BJP and Congress have alternately held office for many years in the hill state. In an effort to emphasise the accomplishments of both federal and state administrations, BJP, hoping to defy the trend, conducted a protracted campaign in the hill state.

On the basis of its “guarantees” to the state’s citizens, Congress is optimistic about winning back the majority. Results for 68 assembly seats in the state will be announced on December 8.