Himachal Pradesh Election 2022: The Election Commission of India held a press conference for the announcement of election schedule for Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh on Friday.
The hilly state will vote in a single phase on November 12 and the results will be announced on December 8.
Himachal Pradesh election 2022: Full Schedule
- Nomination ends: October 25
- Last day to withdraw nomination: October 29
- Day of Voting: November 12
- Counting of votes/results: December 8
Himachal Pradesh Assembly has total 68 seats- ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP)-45 seats which got the support of IND's 2 MLAs. In the Oppositon, Congress stands with 20 seats and CPI (M) has one MLA in the House. Chief Minister Jairam Thakur-led saffron party will contest to retain power once again riding the 'Modi-wave', on the other side, Congress, once it was the most dominant party in the state during the leadership of late Virbhadra Singh who served 6 terms and 21 years as 4th Chief Minister of the state, has been on the decline in Himachal.
Though the state traditionally sees a direct fight between two national parties-Congress and BJP, this election, Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is trying to breach the vote bank of the two mainstream parties in the Himalayan state.
The term of Himachal Pradesh Assembly is expiring on January 8, 2023.