Himachal Pradesh Polls 2012

  • HP chief minister Virbhadra Singh
    Dec 18, 2012 15:11 IST

    Virbhadra confident of decisive Cong victory in HP polls

    Congress will get a "more decisive" victory in Himachal Pradesh than that shown in the exit polls, state PCC chief Virbhadra Singh claimed on Tuesday.

  • Virbhadra Singh
    Dec 20, 2012 08:34 IST

    Congress wins Himachal, Virbhadra next CM?

    BJP today conceded defeat in Himachal Pradesh with senior leader Shanta Kumar saying that the party accepted the poll verdict. The Congress, which put up a spirited campaign under former chief minister Virbhadra Singh, is all set to return to power in Himachal Pradesh.

  • Dec 20, 2012 12:23 IST

    Sonia Gandhi to decide party's CM in Himachal: Virbhadra

    As initial trends indicated a Congress victory in Himachal Pradesh, party veteran Virbhadra Singh today said that he had put in his "best efforts" in the polls and it was for Sonia Gandhi to decide the party's chief minister.

  • Dec 20, 2012 12:51 IST

    Dhumal says he will welcome decision of people

    As trends showed reverses for BJP in Himachal Pradesh, chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal today appeared prepared even for a defeat.

  • HP chief minister Virbhadra Singh
    Dec 21, 2012 01:05 IST

    HP: Virbhadra leads Congress resurgence

    Virbhadra Singh, 78, a five-time chief minister who took over the party’s reins just before the elections and ran a spirited campaign won from Shimla (rural) while outgoing chief minister PK Dhumal won from Hamirpur. HT reports. Outcomes please both national parties | Good tidings for Congress

  • Dec 21, 2012 01:07 ISTMORALE BOOSTER

    Good tidings for Congress

    ThFor the Congress, the triumph in Himachal Pradesh could not have come at a more opportune time. More or less written off in Gujarat despite claims by its leaders of a ‘turn in the tide’, its win in the small hill will keep the score at one-all for both parties.e party, more or less written off in Gujarat, desperately needed to win the hill state, Navneet Sharma reports.

  • Dec 21, 2012 01:11 IST

    Regional demands play vital role in Congress’s success

    A rebellious Kangra, a hard-headed Shimla and tribal Lahul-Spiti swung the battle for the Congress in Himachal Pradesh. In the fourth position was the second-largest district Mandi, which also gave the party two extra seats, Gaurav Bisht and Naresh K Thakur report.

  • Dec 21, 2012 01:14 IST

    HLP fails to leave impression

    Contrary to all the calculations by poll pundits before the elections results were declared, the Himachal Lokhit Party (HLP), the breakaway faction of the outgoing BJP, failed to make a mark in Himachal politics, Naresh K Thakur reports.

  • Dec 21, 2012 01:17 IST

    How BJP aimed at Virbhadra, shot itself

    It can be safely assumed that while Narendra Modi’s leadership helped the BJP score an impressive win in Gujarat, Virbhadra Singh was the one who led the Congress to victory in Himachal, Pankaj Vohra reports.

  • Dec 21, 2012 01:20 ISTInterview | Virbhadra Singh

    ‘I know my place in party hierarchy’

    For five-time chief minister Virbhadra Singh, probably contesting his last assembly election, this one would be the most gratifying. The septuagenarian spoke of the Congress win at his Holy Lodge home in Shimla, Gaurav Bisht reports. Knowing Virbhadra Singh