AAP after polls announcement

Last updated: October 14, 2022 at 18:32 CET

The mountainous state, currently ruled by the BJP, is this time witnessing a three-way struggle, with the Kejriwal-led AAP joining the fray, building on their stunning victory in Punjab's elections earlier this year.  (File Photo/PTI)

The mountainous state, currently ruled by the BJP, is this time witnessing a three-way struggle, with the Kejriwal-led AAP joining the fray, building on their stunning victory in Punjab’s elections earlier this year. (File Photo/PTI)

Himachal Pradesh will go to the polls on November 12 and the vote count will take place on December 8, the electoral body said on Friday

The Aam Aadmi party on Friday said it was ready for the Himachal Pradesh elections and fully confident of winning the people’s mandate after the Electoral Commission announced the timetable for parliamentary elections in the hill state. Himachal Pradesh will go to the polls on November 12 and the vote count will take place on December 8, the electoral body said on Friday.

“We are ready for the elections,” AAP leader Durgesh Pathak said at a news conference when asked about his party’s reaction to the announcement. He said teams formed by the party in each village of Himachal Pradesh had “worked hard” to reach the masses and get the AAP’s message across to voters.

Pathak is an MLA from Rajinder Nagar in Delhi and a member of the Political Affairs Committee of the AAP, the highest decision-making body of the Arvind Kejriwal-led party. “I have no doubts that the people of Himachal Pradesh will definitely give the AAP a chance this time, given the way Congress and the BJP have plundered the state during their respective tenures after seeing the work of the Kejriwal government in Delhi,” Pathak said.

The same “amazing work” is now being done by the AAP government in Punjab under Prime Minister Bhagwant Mann, he added. Politics in Himachal Pradesh has so far remained bipolar, with Congress and the BJP remaining the main contenders for the throne.

The mountainous state, currently ruled by the BJP, is this time witnessing a three-way struggle, with the Kejriwal-led AAP joining the fray, building on their stunning victory in Punjab’s elections earlier this year. The AAP is preparing to contest all seats in the general election. Himachal Pradesh has a 68-member assembly and the BJP won a clear majority in the 2017 elections with 44 seats. Congress managed to win 21 seats, the Independents won two seats and the CPI(M) won one seat. According to the Electoral Commission, over 55,000 voters are eligible to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming Hill State election.

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