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Fate of 2,165 Candidates To be Decided in Gujarat and Himachal Polls on Monday

New Delhi : All arrangements are in place for tomorrow's counting of votes for the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections. The counting will begin at 8 in the morning and results are expected by afternoon. The 182-member Gujarat Assembly went to polls in two phases on the 9th and 14th of this month, while polling for 68 seats of Himachal Pradesh was held on the 9th of last month.

68.41 per cent voter turnout was recorded in Gujarat, while 74.61 per cent polling was reported in Himachal, the highest-ever in the state. In Gujarat, the Election Commission has set up 33 control rooms at all district headquarters. More than 30,000 personnel have been deployed to monitor the counting process.

All EVMs and VVPATs have been kept in strong rooms under tight security arrangements including CCTV surveillance. Political fate of 1,828 candidates will be decided in this election.

In Himachal Pradesh, 48 counting centers have been set up where 2,820 officers would be deployed.

Chief Electoral Officer Pushpendra Rajput said, three-tier security arrangements have been made at all counting centres. Videography of the counting process will be done at all centres, which will under CCTV camera surveillance. 337 candidates are in the fray in the state.

Himachal Pradesh Election Result 2017 : Things To Know

Exit polls for the 2017 Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections, have shown that Prem Kumar Dhumal from the BJP will be victorious by a huge margin.  Himachal Pradesh has set itself apart from other states by having alternating governments between the BJP and the Congress for 24 years. This unique power tussle between the BJP and Congress governments assumed significance because of the rivalry between Mr Dhumal and Mr Singh, both charismatic leaders of their respective parties.

Gujarat Election Result 2017 : Things To Know

A poll of exit polls, an aggregate of nine exit polls conducted in Gujarat, predicts the BJP will get 116 seats, one more than they won in 2012. The Congress, according to this poll of exit polls, is expected to win around 65 seats, a slight improvement over its 2012 tally when it won 61 seats. A party needs 92 seats to form the government in Gujarat.

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