Himachal assembly elections: World’s best polling station Tashigang data 98.085 polling


Close to 98.08 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the world’s best polling station booth in Lahaul and Spiti’s Tashigang on Saturday.

Of the 52 registered voters, 51 stepped out to elect a new condition federal government amid polling in Himachal Pradesh.

Positioned at a peak of 15,256 feet, the polling station in Tashigang was created a Design Polling station to make voting easy for senior citizens and disabled voters.

Voting to elect the new governing administration in Himachal Pradesh across 68 seats started at 8am on Saturday amid restricted safety.

A overall of 55,92,828 electors who can solid their votes until 5 pm today will determine the destiny of 412 candidates who are in the fray.

Out of the full selection of electorates in the state, 27,37,845 are girls, 28,54,945 gentlemen and 38 have been third-gender. As numerous as 24 women of all ages candidates, throughout functions, are in fray this time.

The substantial-voltage campaigning for the condition polls ended on November 10, with the critical players,. BJP and the Congress, deploying their heavyweights, like Key Minister Narendra Modi, Union Household Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Chattisgahr Main Minister Bhupaesh, amongst other people, to marketing campaign for their respective occasion candidates.

The fight is in between the ruling BJP in the state which is seeking to keep power ditching the craze of the alternate occasion coming to electric power each and every 5 yrs due to the fact 1982, and Congress which is banking on its ’10 guarantees’ that the celebration outlined out in its manifesto to take them property. Aam Aadmi Party is in line searching to depart a mark in the state and hence contesting on all the 68 seats by itself. The challenge for the ruling BJP will be to buck anti-incumbency and adjust the development of the alternate govt.

Aside from these three get-togethers, events like Bahujan Samaj Bash (BSP), Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Occasion of India (CPI) and Rashtriya Devbhumi Occasion (RDP) are in the fray.

In accordance to Election Commission, a full of 7,881 polling stations have been established up for present-day polls. The Kangra district has a optimum of 1,625 polling stations even though the Lahaul-Spiti district has the cheapest 92. There are 7,235 polling stations in rural and 646 polling stations in city locations. Besides, 3 auxiliary polling stations have also been established up at Sidhbari (Dharamshala), Bara Bhangal (Baijnath) and Dhillon (Kasauli).

Amid the essential contests include things like Seraj exactly where Chief Minister Jairam Thakur is contesting against Congress’ Chetram Thakur and AAP applicant Gita Nand Thakur. Mahindra Rana is the CPI-M prospect.

Congress state main Mukesh Agnihotri who contesting his fifth election from the Haroli assembly section in the Una district wherever BJP has fielded Ramkumar and AAP pitted Ravinder Pal Singh Mann.

In Hamirpur, BJP’s Narinder Thakur is the vital challenger in opposition to Congress’ Pushpendra Verma and AAP’s Shushil Kumar Surroch.

In Mandi, the fight is in between BJP prospect Anil Sharma and Congress’ Champa Thakur. AAP fielded Shyam Lal in the seat.

Meanwhile, 67 corporations of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) comprising 6,700 personnel and 15 Central Reserve Police Pressure (CRPF) firms have been deployed for holding free and truthful Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh.

In addition to this, 50,000 government workforce have been put on poll duty. As several as 25,000 law enforcement officers are also stationed throughout the condition.

Groups from the Nationwide Disaster Aid Pressure (NDRF) and the Point out Disaster Relief Power (SDRF) comprising 800 personnel have also been posted.

In 2017, BJP swept the Himachal polls, bagging 44 of the total 68 seats even though Congress managed to get just 21 seats.

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