Election Result 2022 / History-making day for BJP in Gujarat-Himachal, few hours left for counting of votes to begin

Zoom News : Dec 08, 2022, 01:13 AM
Election Result 2022 : The counting of votes for the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections will take place on Thursday. Elections for 182 assembly seats in 33 districts of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Gujarat were held in two phases on December 1 and December 5. At the same time, votes were cast in Himachal on 12 November. According to the information, the counting of votes will start at eight in the morning at the counting centers. In Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, there has traditionally been a contest between the BJP and the Congress. However, this time with the entry of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) into the fray, the state witnessed a triangular contest.

In the post-poll surveys, the BJP has been projected to form the government for the seventh consecutive time in Gujarat. The ruling party is expected to win 117 to 151 seats, while the Congress is predicted to get 16 to 51 seats. Whereas, AAP can get two to 13 seats. For a majority in Gujarat, winning 92 seats is necessary. This time the voting percentage decreased by about four percent as compared to 2017. As against 68.39 per cent in 2017, only 64.33 per cent polling took place in the state.

The fate of a total of 1,621 candidates, including Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, AAP's chief ministerial candidate Isudan Gadhvi, youth leaders Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mevani and Alpesh Thakor, will be decided on Thursday. A total of 70 political parties and 624 independent candidates have tried their luck in Gujarat elections.

Will the government change again in Himachal

Apart from Gujarat, the results of the assembly elections held on 68 seats in Himachal Pradesh will also be announced on Thursday. Counting of votes will be done under the supervision of 10,000 security personnel, election officials and other support staff for the election.

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Manish Garg said that the counting of votes will begin at 8 am in 68 centers located at 59 places across the state. Will. About 76.44 percent voters had cast their votes in the state assembly elections held on November 12. In the last assembly elections, BJP got 44 seats and Congress got 21 seats.

BJP can create record

If the counting of votes for the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections will take place, then the ruling BJP will be eyeing some new records. A victory in Gujarat would make it the only party other than the Communist Party of India (Marxist) to have won seven consecutive assembly elections. The CPI(M), which ruled West Bengal for 34 years from 1977 to 2011, also won seven consecutive elections.

On the other hand, since 1985 in Himachal Pradesh, no party has won two consecutive assembly elections. If the Bharatiya Janata Party remains in power in this hilly state, it will be another record. However, the biggest wish of the BJP is to see the predictions of the exit polls come true. Under this, while retaining power in Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat has to register its best performance so far. The BJP's previous best performance in Gujarat was in 2002, when it won 127 seats in the 182-member assembly.