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Rahul Gandhi to visit Himachal Pradesh on Friday, review party's defeat in Assembly elections
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Rahul Gandhi to visit Himachal Pradesh on Friday, review party's defeat in Assembly elections

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will visit Shimla on 29 December and review the party's performance in the recently-held Himachal Pradesh Assembly election

Himachal Pradesh Cabinet: Five out of twelve ministers have criminal records, eight MLAs are crorepati, says report
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Himachal Pradesh Cabinet: Five out of twelve ministers have criminal records, eight MLAs are crorepati, says report

As many as five out of twelve ministers in the Himachal Pradesh cabinet headed by Jairam Thakur have criminal records, while eight MLAs are 'crorepati'

Jai Ram Thakur is new Himachal Pradesh CM: Narendra Modi, Amit Shah ready state BJP for long-term leadership change
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Jai Ram Thakur is new Himachal Pradesh CM: Narendra Modi, Amit Shah ready state BJP for long-term leadership change

Prem Kumar Dhumal’s loss in these elections could prove to be a blessing in disguise for the BJP in Himachal Pradesh.

Despite wins in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, BJP lacks muscle in Rajya Sabha to push through critical bills
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Despite wins in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, BJP lacks muscle in Rajya Sabha to push through critical bills

Its recent Assembly election wins in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh will not give the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the legislative muscle to push critical bills through Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Parliament, according to an analysis.

Jairam Thakur to be new Himachal Pradesh chief minister: Tracing the rise of BJP's 'gentle face' in the hills
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Jairam Thakur to be new Himachal Pradesh chief minister: Tracing the rise of BJP's 'gentle face' in the hills

Jairam Thakur is slated to be the next chief minister of Himachal Pradesh. The five-time MLA was seen as a frontrunner to land the chief minister's job even before the announcement was made

Himachal Pradesh polls: Prem Kumar Dhumal rules himself out of CM's race; JP Nadda, Jairam Thakur emerge as frontrunners
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Himachal Pradesh polls: Prem Kumar Dhumal rules himself out of CM's race; JP Nadda, Jairam Thakur emerge as frontrunners

Prem Kumar Dhumal on Saturday night ruled himself out from the race for the post of Himachal Pradesh chief minister, a day before a meeting of BJP MLAs to elect their leader

Himachal Pradesh election result: BJP struggles to appoint chief minister despite convincing win; JP Nadda, Suresh Bhardwaj in reckoning
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Himachal Pradesh election result: BJP struggles to appoint chief minister despite convincing win; JP Nadda, Suresh Bhardwaj in reckoning

As multiple names and scenarios crop up in the hill state in the BJP's hunt for a new chief minister, it is only likely that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah will take the final call.

BJP clinched Himachal Pradesh convincingly, but picking CM proves tricky: Brief rundown of key candidates in fray
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BJP clinched Himachal Pradesh convincingly, but picking CM proves tricky: Brief rundown of key candidates in fray

The BJP convincingly clinched victory in Himachal Pradesh, but lost the one seat that really mattered: Sujanpur constituency, where the party's chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal was contesting

New CM of Himachal Pradesh: PK Dhumal's electoral loss opens up race for top post, BJP may pick an MLA
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New CM of Himachal Pradesh: PK Dhumal's electoral loss opens up race for top post, BJP may pick an MLA

The BJP, which returned to power in Himachal Pradesh with a thumping majority, may pick one of its MLAs as the state's new chief minister, with five-time MLA Jairam Thakur being seen as a frontrunner, according to indications on Thursday.

Modi-Shah delay hunt for CMs after BJP faces new Gujarat caste maths, PK Dhumal lost in Himachal Pradesh
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Modi-Shah delay hunt for CMs after BJP faces new Gujarat caste maths, PK Dhumal lost in Himachal Pradesh

Although BJP won both the states, the nature of the verdict has now brought in other contenders for the top executive post in these states compelling Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah to review the mandate.

Burden of being Prem Kumar Dhumal: After losing his seat, the two-time CM will struggle to stay afloat in BJP
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Burden of being Prem Kumar Dhumal: After losing his seat, the two-time CM will struggle to stay afloat in BJP

Ever since he was declared BJP's chief ministerial candidate from Himachal Pradesh, former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal had little respite.

Winter Session of Parliament Day 3 updates: RS passes bill proposing autonomy for IIMs; both Houses adjourned for the day
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Winter Session of Parliament Day 3 updates: RS passes bill proposing autonomy for IIMs; both Houses adjourned for the day

Both Houses of Parliament will reconvene on Tuesday, a day after BJP romped to an emphatic victory in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections, while barely managing to cross the halfway mark in Gujarat.

Prakash Javadekar says Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh election results are setback for Congress, not BJP
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Prakash Javadekar says Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh election results are setback for Congress, not BJP

BJP on Tuesday rejected Rahul Gandhi's claim that the Gujarat poll result was a "massive jolt" to the party, saying it was actually a setback for the Congress

Himachal Pradesh Election 2017 results: Virbhadra Singh resigns as chief minister after BJP wrests power in state
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Himachal Pradesh Election 2017 results: Virbhadra Singh resigns as chief minister after BJP wrests power in state

A day after the party's defeat in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections, Congress leader Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday tendered his resignation as chief minister and that of the Council of Ministers to Governor Acharya Devvrat.

BJP won convincingly in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh but is the tide turning, is Congress no longer a pariah?
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BJP won convincingly in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh but is the tide turning, is Congress no longer a pariah?

The Gujarat election results have given glimpses of larger trends. For one thing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s overwhelming domination of Indian politics has evidently given way.

Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2017: BJP sees 10 percent jump in vote share since 2012 polls
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Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2017: BJP sees 10 percent jump in vote share since 2012 polls

The BJP which romped to power in Himachal Pradesh by trouncing the Congress saw a jump of about 10 percent in its vote share as compared to the the last Assembly polls in the state in 2012.

Gujarat Assembly Election Results: Narendra Modi tells BJP workers to cheer up, says victory matters not numbers
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Gujarat Assembly Election Results: Narendra Modi tells BJP workers to cheer up, says victory matters not numbers

BJP won with increased vote percentage than that of 2012 but with a reduced margin vis-à-vis Congress and the final result tally said 99 for BJP and 80 for Congress and its allies in the 182-member state Assembly.

BJP bags 44 seats in the 68-seat Himachal Pradesh Assembly as CM face Prem Kumar Dhumal faces defeat
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BJP bags 44 seats in the 68-seat Himachal Pradesh Assembly as CM face Prem Kumar Dhumal faces defeat

The BJP surged ahead of the Congress in Himachal Pradesh, winning close to a two-thirds majority with 42 seats in its kitty and leading in two more in the 68-member Assembly.

Gujarat Assembly Election Results: Congress goes down fighting, claims it punched holes in BJP's 'development model'
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Gujarat Assembly Election Results: Congress goes down fighting, claims it punched holes in BJP's 'development model'

Ahead of BJP's parliamentary board meeting a month ago, party president Amit Shah had predicted that his party would nab 150 seats.