Himachal Pradesh Election Dates To Be Announced At 4 PM

Himachal Pradesh Election Dates To Be Announced At 4 PM

According to sources in the poll panel, the dates for Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections are likely to be announced today by the Election Commission.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was announced as the party's Chief Ministerial candidate by Congress President Rahul Gandhi recently. The dates for the election are likely to be announced at 4PM today. Earlier this year, the VVPAT system was first used in Goa polls.

The Congress has 36 seats in the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly, while BJP has 26. If we talk about the Gujarat elections, then there are around 182 seats in the house which presently comprised of 118 BJP MLA's, 42 Congress, 2 from NCP and one from JD (U).

As per the reports, the Gujarat polls likely to be held in December.

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Gujarat election is crucial for Prime Minister Modi as he and most of his senior ministers will be tied up in the poll campaign, making it hard for them to give much time to the Parliament session.

The Twelfth Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh held 4 November 2012 was won by the Congress Party.

In particular, the contest in Gujarat, Modi's home state where the BJP has been in power for 22 years, will be keenly watched for signs of voter reaction to some of his radical economic policies that made doing business far more complicated, especially for small and medium companies.

On the other hand Gujarat polls will be very important for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) because after the grand victory in 2017 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh the stakes are very high and 2019 Lok Sabha elctions will depend a lot on 2017 Gujarat assembly polls.

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