Residents of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh are keeping their fingers crossed as the counting for much-awaited assembly polls began on Monday. Counting for the two phase Gujarat Assembly elections began at 8 a.m. and results are expected to come out by afternoon. In Himachal Pradesh, Congress leader and six-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is fighting against former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal to be the next head of the state. The state has 26 parliamentary constituencies and 182 assembly constituencies. Heavy security has been deployed at the counting centres in wake of the big result.