CM Virbhadra Singh

16 Results

  • Over 74% voter turnout in Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017

    Over 74% voter turnout in Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017

    Polling for the 68-seat Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections in a single phase ended on Thursday, with initial figures of 74 per cent voter turnout. The results will be declared on 18 December. Election officials said the polling was peaceful and no......

    November 9, 2017
  • Assembly elections 2017: ‘Dynasty mentality’ rules Himachal politics

    Assembly elections 2017: ‘Dynasty mentality’ rules Himachal politics

    ‘Dynasty mentality’ dominates politics in Himachal Pradesh, above party lines. MLAs and ministers apart, four out of five chief ministers of HP so far have their families cashing in on the ‘electoral pitch’ prepared by them. Former Bharatiya Janata Party......

    November 2, 2017
  • Himachal Assembly elections 2017: Naming Dhumal boosts BJP’s chances

    Himachal Assembly elections 2017: Naming Dhumal boosts BJP’s chances

    Indeed, the BJP had no better option than to declare Prem Kumar Dhumal as its chief ministerial candidate for the coming Assembly elections on 9 November. Of all the aspiring leaders in the state, Dhumal alone has the required acceptability in......

    November 1, 2017
  • Congress has pushed Himachal back by 10 years: Dhumal

    Congress has pushed Himachal back by 10 years: Dhumal

    Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief minister, Prem Kumar Dhumal on Wednesday said Himachal Pradesh has gone ten years back on the development front in the Congress rule. Dhumal, who was declared as the BJP’s CM face in HP on Tuesday evening, said the......

    November 1, 2017
  • Assembly elections 2017: Congress rolls out poll promises in Himachal

    Assembly elections 2017: Congress rolls out poll promises in Himachal

    The ruling Congress on Wednesday claimed to have fulfilled, poll promises made in 2012 and released its manifesto for Assembly elections, 2017, wooing farmers, youths, women, employees and pensioners, seeking to address some lingering issues. Starting with the slogan of ‘Vikas Aur Vishwas......

    November 1, 2017
  • Himachal Assembly polls: Of 349 contestants, only 19 are women

    Himachal Assembly polls: Of 349 contestants, only 19 are women

    The women in Himachal Pradesh have got a raw deal from all political parties in 2017. Out of the total 349 candidates that are in fray to contest the Assembly polls, only 19 candidates are women. Of the 19 candidates,......

    October 27, 2017
  • Rebels set to play spoilsport in Himachal elections

    Rebels set to play spoilsport in Himachal elections

    The rebels may queer the pitch for Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in half a dozen Assembly constituencies each in Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls slated for 9 November. However, more than 100 candidates have withdrawn their nomination for polls finally,......

    October 27, 2017
  • Himachal polls: Govt employees still a key factor in state election

    Himachal polls: Govt employees still a key factor in state election

    The government employees have always been a key factor in deciding the fate of parties in Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls as their numbers are formidable. There is little opportunity in the private sector in HP, although the industry is growing......

    October 26, 2017
  • Himachal polls: Battle lines drawn, BJP silent on leadership

    Himachal polls: Battle lines drawn, BJP silent on leadership

    Confusion rules the rank and file in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh over the leadership issue as battle lines were drawn for Assembly polls in the hill state with last date of withdrawal of nominations over on Thursday. While......

    October 26, 2017
  • Assembly polls: Debate on ‘Modi factor’ gains steam in Himachal

    Assembly polls: Debate on ‘Modi factor’ gains steam in Himachal

    Unlike in the past, the poll arena in Himachal Pradesh is seemingly heading for a Centre versus state battle. More precisely, among all other issues, the ‘Modi factor’ overshadows the poll debate in villages, offices, on streets, in coffee houses......

    October 25, 2017
  • Age old customs still rule the roost in Himachal to impress voters

    Age old customs still rule the roost in Himachal to impress voters

    You might have heard of politicians using money power or liquor to fleece the voters in their favour. However, some politicians in interior and remote areas of hill state bank on age old traditions as ‘Loon Lota’ (putting salt in......

    October 22, 2017
  • Himachal Assembly polls: Kangra keeps political parties on toes

    Himachal Assembly polls: Kangra keeps political parties on toes

    Politically aware voters in biggest and developed Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh always keep the two main political parties, Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on toes. Congress and BJP have been making it to power alternatively in Himachal......

    October 22, 2017
  • Himachal Assembly polls: Virbhadra, Dhumal to battle it out on new turfs

    Himachal Assembly polls: Virbhadra, Dhumal to battle it out on new turfs

    The Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh this year have sprung many surprises for all. Even as some new entrants will be seen in the poll arena this time, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and former Chief Minister Prem Kumar......

    October 18, 2017