12 Nov , 2022 By : Monika Singh
Himachal Pradesh elections 2022 Voting Live Updates: Himachal Pradesh elections 2022 Voting Live Updates: Polling across all 68 Assembly constituencies is underway amid tight security arrangements as voters across Himachal Pradesh queued up outside polling booths on Saturday to elect a new state government. Voting began at 8 and will continue till 5 pm in all 68 assembly constituencies. Chief Minister Jairam Thakur, contesting from the Seraj Assembly constituency, casts his vote in Mandi. State Congress chief Pratibha Singh and her son and party MLA Vikramaditya Singh also cast their votes in Rampur, Shimla for the 2022 Himachal Pradesh elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to all voters to participate in the “festival of democracy” and vote in record numbers for the Himachal Pradesh polls. The elections are a crucial test for the BJP hoping to beat precedent and return to power as well as for the Congress looking for electoral revival. More than 55 lakh voters in the state will decide the fate of 412 candidates, including 24 women candidates. The Election Commission has set up 7,884 polling stations, including three auxiliary voting stations in far flung areas. Of these, 789 are vulnerable booths and 397 critical ones.
Former Himachal Pradesh CM Prem Kumar Dhumal, his son and Union Minister Anurag Thakur and their family cast their votes for Himachal Pradesh Elections.
“Our government formed yet again in Uttarakhand, UP, Manipur and Goa, it will happen this time in HP and Gujarat, as well… Congress has a habit of making false promises and the public knows their real face,” says Anurag Thakur, Union Minister and BJP MP from Hamirpur.
Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Pratibha Singh and her son and party MLA Vikramaditya Singh cast their votes for Himachal Pradesh Elections, in Rampur, Shimla.