The Election Commission (EC) stated on Friday that the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh will take place on November 12 and that the results will be published on December 8. The Gujarat assembly’s term ends on February 18, 2023, but the commission chose not to declare the elections.
The panel said that by delaying the announcement of the Gujarat assembly’s timetable, it was doing so in accordance with previous practise. At 3 pm, the polling organisation held a news conference. On January 8, 2023, the Himachal Pradesh assembly’s tenure will come to an end.
Anup Chandra Pandey and Rajiv Kumar, the top election commissioners, visited Himachal Pradesh last month to assess election readiness.
On November 9, 2017, Himachal Pradesh held elections to choose its legislative assembly. The BJP trounced the Congress and gained 44 seats in the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, while the Congress got just 21 seats in 2017.
The BJP received 48.79% of the total valid votes, followed by the Congress (41.68%) and Independents (0.3%). (6.34 per cent)
Currently, the BJP has 45 MLAs in the legislature, compared to 22 for the Congress and 1 for the CPI(M). The AAP wants to enter Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
At the press conference, Kumar stated that more over 55 lakh people are eligible to cast ballots for the 68 assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh.
There are 1.86 million first-time voters, 1.22 million people who are 80 or older, and 1,184 people who are over 100.
The term of the Gujarat Assembly ends on February 18, 2023. In the 182-member House, there are 111 BJP and 62 Congress MLAs. The term of the Himachal House, meanwhile, ends on January 8, 2023. The BJP has 45 MLAs in the House, while Congress has 20.
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey visited Gujarat and Himachal in September to review poll preparedness. In Gujarat, they met district election officials, senior police officers and representatives of national parties.