PM Narendra Modi calls for votes in Kangra, If BJP does not win here, it will be difficult for BJP: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (November 2) said in the election rally organized in Kangra of Himachal Pradesh, whoever wins here, makes the government in the same state. It is clear from the statement of PM Modi that the BJP in Kangra is desperate to snatch its parcham. There are 68 assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh, the highest in which 15 are in Kangra district. Most of the legislators in 12 districts of the state are elected from this district. Kangra is also important for BJP as the Congress won 10 of the 15 seats in the last assembly elections and the Congress had a government in the state as well. In Himachal Pradesh on November 9, the voting will be held for the assembly elections. The results will come on December 18.
In the Legislative Assembly elections held in 2012, the BJP won only two assembly seats in Kangra. In case of Vidhan Sabha seat, Mandi (10) and Shimla (8) are the largest districts after Kangra. 35 MLAs are required for the majority in the state. In such a scenario, the performance of these three districts opens the way for any party to come to power. The Virbhadra Singh government of Congress has the support of 35 MLAs. At the same time, BJP has 28 MLAs. Independents won four seats in the last election. A seat is currently empty. Himachal Pradesh Opinion Poll 2017
For the last two decades in Himachal, BJP and Congress have been making governments one after the other. In such a situation, the BJP expects that it will be able to get the Congress out of power. BJP too rely heavily on the results of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. BJP won all four parliamentary seats in the state in the 2014 general elections. Senior BJP leader Shanta Kumar is the name of the record to win the most from the Kangra parliamentary seat. Shanta Kumar defeated former MP Chander Kumar with nearly 1.7 lakh votes. He got about 5.56 lakh votes, while Chander Kumar got about 2.86 lakh votes.
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There are about 12 lakh voters in Kangra. Voting will be held in 1553 polling stations in the district. The vote will cast in the state from EVMs. For the first time in the state, VVPAT (Verified Paper Audit Trail) will be used for all seats. After voting on VVPAT, voters will be able to confirm on the slip coming out of the machine after voting on EVMs that their vote has gone to the party they wanted to give. Congress has made the present chief minister Virbhadra Singh the chief ministerial candidate. At the same time, BJP has appointed senior BJP leader and former state Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal as the CM candidate.