Election Highlights: 3-way contest in Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal; all eyes set on result

Updated on Dec 06, 2022 06:05 PM IST

The stage is all set for the results of Delhi civic polls, Gujarat Assembly elections and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections on December 7 and 8. 

Gujarat elections, Delhi MCD elections
Gujarat elections, Delhi MCD elections

With exit polls out, all eyes are now on the results for the civic elections in Delhi, Gujarat assembly elections and Himachal Pradesh elections on December 7 and 8 respectively. 

Gujarat - that voted in two phases on December 1 and 5 - is seeing a three-cornered contest among the BJP, Congress, and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). According to the exit polls prediction, BJP is set to register a massive victory in Gujarat with 117-148 seats in the 182-member assembly, while the Congress has been predicted to bag seats in the range of 30-51 seats. The Aam Aadmi Party was projected to bag anything between three and 13 seats.

In Himachal Pradesh as well ,the BJP is likely to retain the power as the exit polls on Monday show it would win the most seats in the assembly election. The polling for the Himachal assembly elections was held for 68 constituency seats on Saturday, and the counting of votes is scheduled to be taken up on December 8.

Meanwhile, the civic polls in Delhi is the first municipal election in the national capital after the fresh delimitation of wards. The election is largely being seen as a three-way contest among the AAP, BJP, and Congress. The BJP has been in power in the civic body since 2007.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Dec 06, 2022 06:05 PM IST

    Congress to form govt in Hindu majority state: Himachal Pradesh leader

    Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee President Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu exuded confidence in the Congress party that it will win the assembly elections in the Hindu majority state and said that BJP ideologies are not working.

    He lauded Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for striking an emotional connection during poll campaigning to woo voters by constructing a house at Mashobra near Shimla.

  • Dec 06, 2022 04:31 PM IST

    Time for exit polls to exit, says Congress' Jairam Ramesh

    Dismissing exit polls' prediction of a BJP victory in Gujarat, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said it was time for the exit polls to exit. "The questions based on exit polls are unfair. We know who conducts these polls, under the influence of whom and why they are conducted. I don’t believe in these exit polls," he said.

  • Dec 06, 2022 01:44 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar ducks queries on exit polls predicting BJP win

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday ducked queries about exit polls predicting wins, in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly polls, for his former ally BJP which he has vowed to defeat with the help of a united opposition in the next general elections.

  • Dec 06, 2022 12:18 PM IST

    Gujarat BJP chief on exit polls

    A day after exit polls indicated a clear win for the incumbent BJP, Gujarat party chief CR Patil said that the “BJP was not contesting the elections to make the government, but to create a record.” Speaking to news agency ANI, he said, "The voters have taken this fight on themselves and I believe that BJP will come back to power with a record number of seats."

  • Dec 06, 2022 11:23 AM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal thanks Delhi for faith in AAP after exit polls

    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday thanked Delhi for “faith in AAP” after exit polls. AAP is projected to win the MCD elections.

  • Dec 06, 2022 10:09 AM IST

    ‘Wait for final outcome’: outgoing Himachal CM Jairam Thakur on exit polls

    Reacting to the exit-poll projections for Himachal Pradesh, outgoing chief minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday said that though many pollsters have predicted a return of the BJP in the state, the people should wait for the final outcome on December 8.

  • Dec 06, 2022 09:16 AM IST

    People voted in MCD polls for good work done by party: AAP

    After three exit polls on Monday predicted a clear win for the AAP in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, the party said that the people have voted for the good work done by it while the BJP said it will do much better than the survey predictions.

  • Dec 06, 2022 08:17 AM IST

    Himachal Assembly elections: Congress hopeful to win with full majority

    Even after the exit-poll projections for Himachal Pradesh that have predicted a return of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state, Congress is still hopeful that the party would form the government with a full majority in the hill state. "People have voted for the change in state and Congress will form the government. We shall have to see the sample and sample size. Exit polls are sometimes correct but during the last few elections, it has been questioned. We have our internal survey too, we will get over 40 seats," said Naresh Chauhan vice-president of the Congress state unit, reported PTI.

  • Dec 06, 2022 07:36 AM IST

    Gujarat saw a 60.94% voter turnout in final phase of polling 

    A moderate voter turnout of 60.94 per cent was recorded in the second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections covering 93 seats across 14 districts of north and central regions on Monday.

  • Dec 06, 2022 06:32 AM IST

    All eyes set for December 7 and 8

    With the exit polls out, all eyes are now on the results for the civic elections in Delhi, Gujarat assembly elections and Himachal Pradesh elections on December 7 and 8 respectively.

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‘Looks like Op Lotus is on': TIPRA chief's big claim over prospective ally

Published on Jan 28, 2023 04:44 PM IST

Pradyot Barma had recently held a close door meeting with IPFT delegation regarding pre-poll alliance for the Tripura election. The IPFT is an ally of the ruling BJP in the northeastern state.

Tipraha Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance chief Pradyot Manikya Deb Barma.(PTI)
Tipraha Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance chief Pradyot Manikya Deb Barma.(PTI)

Tripura election: BJP releases first list of 48 candidates, Congress names 17

Updated on Jan 28, 2023 02:11 PM IST

Ahead of the 60-member Tripura assembly election on February 16, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday announced its first list of 48 candidates, while the Congress announced a list of 17 candidates.

Tripura elections 2023: BJP releases first list of 48 candidates, Congress names 17(Hindustan Times)
Tripura elections 2023: BJP releases first list of 48 candidates, Congress names 17(Hindustan Times)
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Meghalaya polls to be held on Feb 27, results on March 2

Updated on Jan 18, 2023 04:11 PM IST

The poll panel said that the last date for filing of nomination will be February 7, and candidates can withdraw their nominations till February 10.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) panel during the press conference on upcoming elections in Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura at Akashwani Bhawan in New Delhi.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) panel during the press conference on upcoming elections in Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura at Akashwani Bhawan in New Delhi.

Tripura to vote in single phase on Feb 16, results on March 2 | Full schedule

Published on Jan 18, 2023 03:48 PM IST

The results will be declared on March 2, along with that of Meghalaya and Nagaland assembly polls. The term of Tripura's legislative assembly is due to expire end on March 22 this year.

Tripura's 60-member assembly will go to polls on February 16. (File image | Representative)
Tripura's 60-member assembly will go to polls on February 16. (File image | Representative)

Nagaland Assembly election 2023 to be held on February 27

Updated on Jan 18, 2023 03:36 PM IST

Nagaland elections 2023: Presently, Nagaland is ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)- Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) coalition government with Neiphiu Rio becoming the Chief Minister.

Nagaland Assembly election 2023 to be held on 27 February. (Representative image)(HT_PRINT)
Nagaland Assembly election 2023 to be held on 27 February. (Representative image)(HT_PRINT)
ByShobhit Gupta

Tripura election on Feb 16; Nagaland, Meghalaya Feb 27, results on March 2

Updated on Jan 18, 2023 04:16 PM IST

Nagaland and Meghalaya will go to the polls on February 27 while Tripura will vote on February 16. The results will be announced on March 2.

Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland election schedules announced
Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland election schedules announced

16 Opposition parties object to EC’s remote voting machine plan

Updated on Jan 15, 2023 11:54 PM IST

Currently, a voter has to physically travel to the district where they are a registered elector in order to cast their vote, but if the new initiative is implemented, migrant voters will not be required to travel to their home district to exercise their franchise.

The Election Commission made the proposal in a letter to several political parties on December 28, asking them to attend a demonstration of the prototype RVM on January 16, and forward their comments by January 31, 2023. (PTI)
The Election Commission made the proposal in a letter to several political parties on December 28, asking them to attend a demonstration of the prototype RVM on January 16, and forward their comments by January 31, 2023. (PTI)
ByAnish Yande

MCD mayor polls: ‘2 women BJP councillors assaulted by AAP counterparts’

Updated on Jan 07, 2023 02:29 AM IST

MCD Mayor Election Updates: A huge ruckus was witnessed at the Civic Centre, before the commencement of voting for the Delhi mayor elections, over the swearing-in of nominated councillors.

MCD mayor election live updates: The tussle started after presiding office invited an alderman to take oath first.(HT Photo)
MCD mayor election live updates: The tussle started after presiding office invited an alderman to take oath first.(HT Photo)

Mega Modi vs Opposition showdown on cards as these states go to polls in 2023

Updated on Dec 31, 2022 11:38 PM IST

The new year is expected to witness high-octane contests in as many as nine states in what is being called as the semi-final to 2024.

The Modi vs Who question continues to dominate the political spectrum in the run up to 2024 elections.
The Modi vs Who question continues to dominate the political spectrum in the run up to 2024 elections.

Bihar Municipal Corporation election results declared | Highlights

Updated on Dec 20, 2022 09:12 PM IST

Bihar Municipal Corporation election result 2022 highlights: The counting of votes for the first phase of Bihar Nikay Chunav took place on Tuesday.

Bihar Municipal Corporation election result 2022 (HT Photo)
Bihar Municipal Corporation election result 2022 (HT Photo)

BJP set to replicate Gujarat plan in Madhya Pradesh for 2023 elections

Updated on Dec 20, 2022 10:00 AM IST

The Madhya Pradesh unit of the BJP has scripted a multipronged strategy to blunt anti-incumbency, iron out differences between leaders and enhance public engagement ahead of the 2023 assembly polls.

The BJP was in power in Madhya Pradesh continuously between 2003 and 2018. In 2018, it lost the election, winning 109 of the 230 seats, while the Congress won 114 to form the government. (PTI)
The BJP was in power in Madhya Pradesh continuously between 2003 and 2018. In 2018, it lost the election, winning 109 of the 230 seats, while the Congress won 114 to form the government. (PTI)

No infighting within Himachal Congress, 'conflict' was for CM post: Sukhu

Published on Dec 18, 2022 04:59 PM IST

Asked about the expansion of his cabinet, Sukhu said it will happen soon and denied reports about some MLAs lobbying for ministerial berths.

Newly sworn-in Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu (Pradeep Kumar )
Newly sworn-in Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu (Pradeep Kumar )
PTI |

Gujarat OBC leader Shankar Chaudhary is BJP’s pick for speaker

Published on Dec 16, 2022 08:55 AM IST

The BJP’s nominees for Gujarat assembly speaker and deputy speaker’s posts, Shankar Chaudhary, and Jetha Bharwad, respectively, are influential OBC leaders in the state

Shankar Chaudhary, who has been named BJP’s nominee for the Gujarat speaker’s post, represents Tharad assembly seat (Twitter/ChaudhryShankar)
Shankar Chaudhary, who has been named BJP’s nominee for the Gujarat speaker’s post, represents Tharad assembly seat (Twitter/ChaudhryShankar)

Number theory: How parties used social media in Gujarat elections

Updated on Dec 14, 2022 10:49 AM IST

Digital campaigns are expected to play an increasingly important role in Indian elections as more Indians start using social media. An analysis of social media use in the recently concluded Gujarat elections, however, shows that all parties do not attach equal importance to this medium of campaign.

Representational image(PTI)
Representational image(PTI)
By, New Delhi

Gujarat portfolios: CM Bhupendra Patel keeps urban development | Full list here

Updated on Dec 12, 2022 09:03 PM IST

Full list of Gujarat portfolios: Bhupendra Patel has kept his existing portfolio of urban development, urban housing development, road & building, mining, tourism, port and information broadcasting.

Swearing-in ceremony of Gujarat Chief Minister, in Gujarat (ANI Photo)(ANI/PIB)
Swearing-in ceremony of Gujarat Chief Minister, in Gujarat (ANI Photo)(ANI/PIB)
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar
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