Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election: Chose Arki As Congress Hasn’t Won From it in Past 4 Years, Says Virbhadra Singh
Shimla, October 17: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is likely to contest from Arki seat in Solan district and his son Vikramaditya from Shimla (Rural) constituency in the single-phase election on November 9, sources said on Tuesday. With less than a month left for election in the hill state, both Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress will release its list of candidates soon.
The filing of nominations has begun from Monday and last date is October 23. The scrutiny of papers will be taken up on October 24 and the last day for withdrawal of nominations is October 26. The result will be declared on December 18. Also read: EC Announces Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election: Key Dates
Himachal Pradesh will be the second state after Goa with 100 per cent VVPAT (paper trail of votes) coverage. The paper trail machines will be deployed along with EVMs in all the 7,521 polling stations.
The Election Commission will set up 136 all-woman managed polling booths in the state.
Of the 68 Assembly segments in the state, 17 were reserved for the scheduled castes and three for scheduled tribes, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Pushpender Rajput said.
The total number of registered voters in the state was 49,13,888, Rajput said, adding that the figure was likely to go up once the pending cases for registration of voters were disposed of.
With inputs from PTI