Himachal Polls: Polling Underway In 68 Assembly Seats

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By: TNI Team
Updated: 12 November, 2022 10:09 am IST

Close to 56 lakh voters will cast their votes across  68 constituencies of Himachal Pradesh in a single phase on Saturday.

While the BJP leadership in Himachal Pradesh led by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur worked towards blunting the effect of anti incumbency powered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hectic campaigning in the state, the Congress is aiming a return with its promise of restoration of Old Pension Scheme and Rs 1500 for women between age of 18-60.

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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is also contesting in the state has stayed away from major campaigning as its leaders focusing on strengthening its vote bank in another poll-bound Gujarat.

CM Jai Ram Thakur cast his vote at at Auhan booth in Kurani, part of his constituency Seraj in Mandi district.

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Earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked voters to turn out in large numbers and “celebrate the festival of democracy.”

“I request all voters of Devbhoomi to participate with full enthusiasm in festival of democracy & create a new record of voting. My special wishes to all youth who are voting for the first time,” he tweeted.

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Congress leader also took to Twitter to remind people of Himachal to come out and vote in large number. “Himachal will vote for OPS, Himachal will vote for employment, Himachal will vote for Har Ghar Laxmi,” he wrote.

The Dhumal family cast their vote together in their bastion of Hamirpur.

Special Pink Polling Station and Model Polling Stations have been set up in some locations.

The Chief Minister of Himachal Jai Ram Thakur also stepped out with his family to cast his vote in his constituency Seraj.

As per the latest update by CEO Himachal the state has recorded 37.19 per cent voter turnout till 1 PM.

 

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