Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2017: BJP snatches hill state from Congress; full list of winning candidates

Wresting power from the Congress in Himachal Pradesh, BJP bagged 44 seats in the 68-seat Assembly on Monday to form the next government in the state. The hill state witnessed a record 75.28 percent turnout.

BJP's chief ministerial face, Prem Kumar Dhumal, faced defeat in the contest for the Sujanpur Assembly seat. He lost to his Congress rival Rajinder Singh Rana by about 3,500 votes.

Dhumal accepted his defeat and said that the result was unexpected and the party would do introspection.

Congress candidate Anirudh Singh won the Kasumpti seat by defeating BJP's Vijay Jyoti by a margin of 9,397 votes.

Congress veteran and six-time chief minister Virbhadra Singh and his son Vikramaditya Singh won from Arki and Shimla (Rural) respectively.

Himachal Pradesh has a tradition of change in government after every election and after defeating the Congress, the BJP is all set to form the government in the hill state.

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The BJP ousted the Congress in 1990 and the Congress avenged defeat in 1993. The BJP formed the government with the help of Himachal Vikas Congress in 1998 and the Congress was back in power in 2003. The BJP then made a comeback in 2007.

Party Candidate Constituency
BJP Ravinder Kumar Jaisinghpur
BJP Inder Singh Balh
INC Anirudh Singh Kasumpti
Independent Hoshyar Singh Dehra
BJP Kishori Lal Anni
CPM Rakesh Singha Theog
BJP Sukh Ram Paonta Sahib
INC Vinay Kumar Sri Renukaji
BJP Suresh Bhardwaj Shimla
BJP Dr Ram Lal Markanda Lahaul & Spiti
BJP Anil Sharma Mandi
INC Harshwardhan Chauhan Shillai
BJP Narinder Bragta Jubbal-Kotkhai
INC Mohan lal Brakta Rohru
BJP Paramjeet Singh Doon
BJP Jia Lal Bharmour
INC Pawan Kumar Kajal Kangra
INC Satpal Singh Raizada Una
INC Vikramaditya Singh Shimla Rural
BJP Pawan Nayyar Chamba
INC Asha Kumari Dalhousie
BJP Bikram Singh Jaryal Bhattiyat
BJP Rakesh Pathania Nurpur
BJP Reeta Devi Indora
INC Sujan Singh Pathania Fatehpur
BJP Arjun Singh Jawali
BJP Hans Raj Churah
BJP Bikram Singh Jaswan Pragpur
BJP Ramesh Chand Dhawala Jawalamukhi
BJP Vipin Singh Parmar Sullah
BJP Arun Kumar Nagrota
BJP Sarveen Choudhary Shahpur
BJP Kishan Kapoor Dharamshala
INC Ashish Butail Palampur
BJP Mulkh Raj Baijnath
BJP Govind Singh Thakur Manali
INC Sunder Singh Thakur Kullu
BJP Surender Shourie Banjar
BJP Hira Lal Karsog
BJP Rakesh Kumar Sundernagar
BJP Vinod Kumar Nachan
BJP Jai Ram Thakur Seraj
BJP Jawahar Thakur Darang
Independent Prakash Rana Jogindernagar
BJP Mahender Singh Dharampur
BJP Inder Singh Sarkaghat
BJP Kamlesh Kumari Bhoranj
INC Rajinder Rana Sujanpur
BJP Narinder Thakur Hamirpur
INC Inder Dutt lakhanpal Barsar
INC Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu Nadaun
BJP Balbir Singh Chintpurni
BJP Rajesh Thakur Gagret
INC Mukesh Agnihotri Haroli
BJP Virender Kanwar Kutlehar
BJP Jeet Ram Katwal Jhandutta
BJP Rajinder Garg Ghumarwin
BJP Subhash Thakur Bilaspur
INC Virbhadra Singh Arki
INC Lakhvinder Singh Rana Nalagarh
INC Dhani Ram Shandil Solan
BJP Rajiv Saizal Kasauli
BJP Suresh Kumar Kashyap Pacchad
BJP Rajeev Bindal Nahan
INC Ram Lal Thakur Shri Naina Devi Ji
BJP Balbir Singh Verma Chopal
INC Jagat Singh Negi Kinnaur
INC Nand Lal Rampur

Here's the party-wise break up of seats:

Party Won
BJP 44
INC 21
Independents 2
CPM 1
Total 68

 

With inputs from PTI

 

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Updated Date: Dec 18, 2017 21:16 PM

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