Saffron surge continues in the Battle For States

Saffron surge continues in the Battle For States
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New Delhi: After months of campaigning and verbal attacks the mandate is out as BJP won the assembly polls in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh on Monday.

Here are the LIVE updates:

The counting for the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections are underway and results are expected to come out by afternoon.

In Gujarat, a total of 977 candidates were in the fray in the first phase of elections, out of which 57 were women candidates and over 2.22 lakh people took part in the election to decide their fate. While in the second phase, 851 candidates fought, out of which 69 women candidates contested.

Meanwhile, in Himachal Pradesh, as many as 50,25,941 voters were eligible to cast their votes and 37,605 polling personnel were deployed at 7,525 polling booths. 983 polling stations had been declared vulnerable and 399 as critical to ensuring free and fair elections in the state.

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.

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