Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election Result 2022 : Congress wrests power from BJP in hill state

Congress beats the ruling party BJP in the Himachal Prasdesh Elections winning 40 seats out of the 68 seats of the state.This is the first win for the party under Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge.

Chief Minister Jairam Thakur conceded the party’s defeat, saying he respected the verdict given by the people. He stated that he would soon be heading to the governor’s office to submit his resignation.

Many of the outgoing ministers including Suresh Bhardwaj, Ram Lal Markanda, Sarveen Chaudhary, Rakesh Pathania, Govind Thakur, Virender Kanwar, and Rajiv Saizal lost the election.

Meanwhile, the Congress has started to move its winning MLAs to Chandigarh, where they are likely to meet to discuss their next course of action, sources told.

With the winning, Congress leaders on Thursday credited party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s campaign in the hill state for the good showing of the party in the assembly elections. Priyanka Gandhi led the party’s charge in Himachal Pradesh with several rallies and was also closely involved in strategy planning for the polls. Many leaders hailed her leadership in securing the win for the party and defeating the BJP’s election machinery.

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