The news is that outgoing Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has offered his resignation, conceding the state’s defeat, and the latest polls suggest the Congress will take over the administration in Himachal Pradesh. The Governor immediately dissolved the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly as per the proposal of the Council of Ministers.
The Raj Bhavan issued a statement asking the current government to remain in office.
Earlier in the day, outgoing Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur went to Shimla Raj Bhawan to hand over his resignation to Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar.
Thakur stated that he would never stop fighting for the welfare of the people and would travel to Delhi if called.
“I sent the governor his resignation. He will never stop working for the betterment of people. We need to investigate. There were difficulties that changed the trajectory of the results. If we are called, I will travel to Delhi,” said outgoing Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur.
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The news is that the Congress will win 39 of the 68 seats after already winning 26 and leading in 13. BJP won 14 seats and currently has 12 seats. Independents won three seats, but AAP is yet to register a branch in the state.
In terms of vote share in Himachal, the Congress is only marginally ahead of the BJP with 43.88 per cent votes against the BJP’s 42.99 per cent. Others received 10.4 percent of the vote in the mountainous state.
The Congress, which has not proposed a chief ministerial candidate in the hill state, is holding a conference of its MLAs in Chandigarh, with some leaders accusing the BJP of “poaching”.
Earlier in the day, outgoing Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur thanked the Prime Minister and the central government for their help in the last five years.
– I respect the people’s mandate. I would like to thank the Prime Minister and the central management for their support over the past five years. Regardless of party, we advocate for the progress of the state. “We will assess our shortcomings and improve during the next cycle,” Thakur told reporters in Shimla. ”