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Congress Wins In Himachal, PM Points Out At Less Than 1% Vote Margin

Incidentally, since the last 37 years, Himachal Pradesh has never repeated a government in power. According to experts, the people of the hill state never let the same government get comfortable in the state in recurrence

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With 40 out of the 60 assembly seats, the Congress party is all set to form government in Himachal Pradesh. The assembly results on Thursday brought good news for the party as it got a good victory in the hill state. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed out that the winning margin between Congress and BJP was less than 1 %. 


It may be recalled that  Himachal Pradesh recorded a voter turnout of more than 75 per cent on 12 November 2022, as 68 assembly seats in the state went to polls. A total of 412 candidates were in the fray this year. Incidentally, since the last 37 years, Himachal Pradesh has never repeated a government in power. According to experts, the people of the hill state never let the same government get comfortable in the state in recurrence. 


According to experts, this time the Congress has marked its presence in Himachal by restoring old connections with voters, and worked on neutralising the effect of BJP's intense campaigns. 

Some believe that presence of local stars such as Sukhwinder Sukhu in Hamirpur, Mukesh Agnihotri in Una and Himachal Congress president Pratibha Singh in Shimla has also helped Congress win. 


Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge gave the credit of the party's victory to the people of Himachal and congratulated party leaders for the victory. Kharge further appreciated Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra for the win, and thanked former Congress president Sonia Gandhi for her support throughout the elections.


Meanwhile, PM Modi pointed out in a tweet that the difference in the number of votes between BJP and the winning party was less than 1 per cent. He also thanked the Election Commission for executing the polls peacefully and said that there was no need of re-polling in any of the poll stations.