Himachal elections

We didn’t allow Himachal elections to be fought on national issues: Alka Lamba

Unpacking the reasons why Congress won a decisive mandate in Himachal, Congress leader Alka Lamba said that the strategy of the state unit was to now allow Himachal to be fought on national issues. Instead the party ensured that BJP was restricted to local issues like price rise, Old Pension scheme etc. She speaks to […]

HP Polls 2022: The New Indian Team Travels Up 10000 ft To Atal Tunnel

The opening of the 9.2 km long Atal Tunnel has proven to be life saving for local businessmen who depend on either tourism or trade of essential items. The New Indian team travelled to the world’s longest Highway Tunnel above 10,000 feet to understand the impact the opening of the tunnel has had on the […]

HP Polls: Know Who Kufri Rabbit Rearers, Yak Owners & Horse Riders Will Vote For?

The New Indian‘s Urvashi Khona travels to the remote village of Kufri in Himachal to learn who they’re rooting for this time. The voters of the hill state have never allowed a government run for a second consecutive term. It will be a difficult test for the current ruling party BJP in Himachal, where they’ve […]

Himachal Election: Toppling Elected Govt Is BJP’s New Model Of Governance, Says Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday dubbed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s model of governance as toppling elected governments in the country.

HP Polls: Won’t Go To Indira Gandhi Hospital Anymore, Pahadis Welcome AIIMS Bilaspur

Since its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, last month, the AIIMS, Bilaspur has become an important landmark of the town. On Tuesday, The New Indian talked to the people of Bilaspur to learn how the hospital has changed their lives.

Himachal Election: Congress Reiterates Its Promise Of Pension For Senior Citizens

Congress reiterated on Friday the promise of implementing the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) if elected to power in Himachal Pradesh. The party also slammed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Agniveer scheme.

Himachal Elections: Back To 90s? Can Apple Growers’ Falling Income Revive Congress’ Fortunes

The goods and services tax (GST) on fungicides and packaging materials has put a big hole in the pockets of apple growers in Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Elections: Don’t Change Tradition Of Alternate Govt, Says Priyanka

Himachal Pradesh has a history of not repeating governments. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hoping to break the voodoo of the ruling party in the state with its slogan Raj Nahin, Riwaaz Badlenge (Not a rule, but the custom will change). Meanwhile, the opposition Congress exhorted the people not to change the tradition (of not repeating the government) and to give the party a chance to form a government.

Invoking Past, Irani Blows The Poll Bugle In HP

  CHAMBI (HIMACHAL PRADESH): “Speak loudly, ‘Jai Shri Ram’. Your voice should reach Amethi to the ears of that ‘Yuvraj’ whose mother during the Congress regime had dictated the lawyers to tell the court that Ram doesn’t exist”. Union minister of women and child development Smriti Irani minced no words as she blew the poll […]