Himachal Pradesh elections 2017 pollings for the 68 constituencies is ended now. As per the reports, above 64% vote have polled by 4 pm. And the Chaupal region recorded around 70% of voter turnout while Shimla Urban constituency recorded above 66%, Nalagarh recorded 80% while Jubbal Kotkhai and Shimla Rural recorded 75% and 62% respectively. There is around 57 percent voter turnout for the Kinnaur district where campaigns of both major parties held. According to the reports, in last elections of 2012 Himachal Pradesh recorded around 75% votes where Congress won. And this year the state recorded less turnout of the voters.
In Himachal Pradesh, there is head to head fight between Congress and BJP. As the Congress leader Virbhadra Singh is fighting for the anti-incumbency and corruption charges while on another side BJP Prem Kumar Dhumal is fighting to gain the number of seats. This year election commission has used VVPAT along with the EVM machines in Himachal Pradesh. Perhaps VVPAT machines fault in Sirmaur district was reported. And the fault has halted the pollings for around 15-20 minutes in Sirmaur district.
However, nothing is clear that who will rule the Himachal Pradesh elections. Perhaps, in Himachal Pradesh Congress is strong than BJP, but If we see the current scenario of both the parties, so BJP is incumbent in 18 states presently, while Congress is just ruling the six states of the India including Himachal Pradesh. On 18th December 2017, Himachal Pradesh will announce its next Chief Minister.