Himachal Polls: Approx 66 % Voters’ Turnout Till 5 PM

| Updated: 12 November, 2022 4:46 pm IST

Approximately 66 per cent voters’ turnout has been recorded till 5 PM in Himachal Elections.

55 lakhs 92 thousand voters are set to cast vote to elect among  412 candidates contesting for 68 Assembly seats.

7,884 polling stations have been set up. Among these polling stations are special PINK PS which are entirely managed by women and Model PS, where state of the art facilities like waiting lounge, water facilities,, pick and drop facilities for elderly people is available.

Assembly Constituency wise voter turnout percentage.

While the BJP leadership in Himachal Pradesh led by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur worked towards blunting the effect of anti incumbency powered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hectic campaigning in the state, the Congress is aiming a return with its promise of restoration of Old Pension Scheme and Rs 1500 for women between age of 18-60.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is also contesting in the state has stayed away from major campaigning as its leaders focusing on strengthening its vote bank in another poll-bound Gujarat.

CM Jai Ram Thakur cast his vote at at Auhan booth in Kurani, part of his constituency Seraj in Mandi district.

Earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked voters to turn out in large numbers and “celebrate the festival of democracy.”

“I request all voters of Devbhoomi to participate with full enthusiasm in festival of democracy & create a new record of voting. My special wishes to all youth who are voting for the first time,” he tweeted.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also took to Twitter to remind people of Himachal to come out and vote in large number. “Himachal will vote for OPS, Himachal will vote for employment, Himachal will vote for Har Ghar Laxmi,” he wrote.

The Dhumal family cast their vote together in their bastion of Hamirpur.

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