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9:31 am - Tuesday January 23, 2018

With Himachal win, BJP set to control 19 states

New Delhi,

The BJP is all set to add one more state of Himachal Pradesh to its kitty as the traditional anti-incumbency factor in the hill state have worked in favour of the saffron party helping it to dislodge the ruling Congress.

According to trends and results of counting of votes, the BJP has won three seats while it established leads in 41 others as against Congress party leading in 18 and has won two seats so far in the 68-member assembly.With Himachal win, BJP and NDA now will have control in 19 states.

However, the BJP also could get a setback as its Chief Ministerial candidate P K Dhumal was trailing behind Congress candidate in Sujanpur. The CPI(M) sprang a surprise winning the Theog seat. The scale of BJP victory is higher than the Congress in 2012 as the party had come to power five years ago winning 36 seats.

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