Himachal Poll update: BJP bags 19 seats, Congress corners 12

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celebrations12As the counting for Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls is underway, BJP seems to be in victory mode in the 68-member House in the state.

However, Congress is still hopeful and expects to win. “I am sure in the end Congress will be victorious and form Government in the state,” Vikramaditya Singh, son of the Chief Minister said,

Based on trends from the Election Commission, BJP has won 19 seats while Congress corners 12 seats in Himachal Pradesh.

While the counting of votes which began at 8 am on Dec 18 still continuous, initial trends are favouring the saffron party.  75.28 percent turnout was registered in the election, which was held on November 9.