Cong wrests Himachal from BJP, wins 40 of 68 seats, BJP gets 25

Updated: Dec 8 2022 9:50PM

Cong wrests Himachal from BJP, wins 40 of 68 seats, BJP gets 25

Shimla, Dec 8 (PTI) The Congress on Thursday wrested Himachal Pradesh from the BJP winning 40 seats in the 68-member Assembly in the hill state which maintained its tradition of not voting any incumbent government to power since 1985.

According to the results declared by the Election Commission, the BJP won 25 seats, while eight state ministers including Suresh Bhardwaj, Ram Lal Markanda and Surveen Chaudhary lost.

The Independents won from three constituencies and the Aam Aadmi Party, which had contested from 67 seats, failed to open its account.