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Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2022 : Congress wins 40, BJP at 25

The counting for the 68 seats in the Himachal Assembly shows Congress putting up a tough fight against the BJP. The Congress is at 31, the BJP at 34, one seat short of majority.

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Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2022 : Congress wins 40, BJP at 25

Indian National Congress has cemented its top position in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2022. They have won 39 seats and are leading in 1, which means that they have crossed the majority mark by winning 40 constituency.

On the other hand, BJP has won 18 constituency and is leading in 7, which brings them to a total of just 25 seats, making them the runner up of this edition of Assembly elections. Independent have won 3 seats in the counting for the 68 seats in the Himachal Assembly.


BJP’s Suresh Bhardwaj, who was considered one of the heavyweights in the Himachal Elections has lost the Kasumpti seat to Congress’s Anirudh Singh.


Congress’ Sudhir Sharma is leading from Dharmashala constituency and grand old party’s Harshvardhan Chauhan has won Shillai seat.


Himachal Pradesh is all set to welcome Congress government as the grand old party is leading with 39 seats, where as BJP has won four seats and are trailing with just 26 seats. AAP didn’t even open its account and others are having 3 seats in hand.

Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said BJP considered itself strong in the state but Congress will form a government with a full majority in Himachal Pradesh.


Former chief minister Ram Lal Thakur’s son and Congress leader Rohit Thakur has won the Jubbal-Kotkai seat. The party has won a total of 38 seats leaving behind the BJP which is at 27.


BJP’s Rakesh Kumar registered his win from the Sundernagar Assembly constituency. The party has won a total of 28 seats.


According to the latest EC trends, Congress is leading in 38 seats in Himachal Pradesh while the BJP is at 27 and AAP has not yet opened its account in the state.


Chief Minister Jairam Thakur wins from the Seraj seat leading with a total of 20,000 votes. He emerged as the winner for the 6th consecutive term.


Congress is taking a strong lead in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly election 2022 counting 34 seats and BJP is trailing behind with 29 seats, others are at 5 and AAP is at 0.

Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera showed full confidence in the people of Himachal Pradesh, he said that Congress will form its government in Himachal.


Latest trends show that Congress is still in lead with 32 seats but BJP is not far away with 31 seats, others are scoring up with 5 seats and AAP is still at 0.

Independent candidates KL Thakur and Hiteshwar Singh took a lead in Nalagarh and Banjar Assembly constituencies, respectively. Congress candidate Kishori Lal is leading from the Baijnath constituency.


Congress can be seen leading in Himachal Pradesh with 33 seats and BJP is trailing behind with 30 seats, others are at 4 and AAP is still looking for a seat to open their accounts.

Congress candidate Harish Janartha is leading from the Shimla constituency while Saffron party candidate Ravi Kumar Mehta is leading from Shimla Rural. BJP candidate from Rampur Assembly seat Kaul Singh Negi is giving a tough fight to Congress’s Nand Lal.


BJP’s Rajat Thakur leading in Dharampur assembly seats, while Congress’ Chander Shekhar is trailing. BJP’s Rajat Thakur is leading with 4324 votes.

According to the Election Commission of India, BJP candidate Mulkh Raj from Baijnath constituency is leading with 2308 votes while Congress’ Kishori Lal is trailing with 2022 votes. And Congress candidate Vinod Sultanpuri from the Kasauli assembly seat is leading by 906 votes.


A neck-and-neck fight can be observed in Himachal Pradesh. Congress can be seen leading with 34 seats while BJP is not far behind at 31 seats, others have 3 sets and AAP is still at 0.

Congress state president Pratibha Singh says the party is quite confident about its victory in Himachal Pradesh. She further added that Congress will definitely win 41 seats easily in the 68-member Assembly.


Candidates who are leading from Himachal Pradesh include CM Jai Ram Thakur from Seraj constituency, BJP candidate Puran Chand from Darang constituency, Chetan Bragata from Jubbal Kotkhai, Anil Sharma from Mandi Sadar and Congress candidate Jagat Singh Negi from Kinnaur.

Reportedly, 2 BJP rebels who contested as Independents are leading in Himachal Pradesh. Another BJP rebel, KL Thakur is leading in Nalagarh. On the other hand, Congress rebel Ashish Kumar is also leading in his seat and Ashish Kumar is ahead in Hamirpur.


With the changing stats from Himachal Pradesh, BJP Chief Suresh Kashyap broke the silence and said that BJP is not at all nervous and is confident that the people of HM will support them. On the other hand, Congress’ Khimi Ram is leading from the Banjar constituency and Harish Janartha is leading from the Shimla constituency.

Fresh records show that Congress is close to the majority with 35 seats, while BJP is not far behind with 31 seats. Others have 4 seats and AAP is still at 0. BJP’s Anil Sharma is leading from the Mandi constituency and Congress candidate Vikramaditya Singh is leading from Shimla Rural.


BJP is leading on 36 seats with Congress not far away at 30, others have 2 seats and AAP is still looking for a seat to open their accounts.

BJP is close to the majority with 35 seats and Congress is not much behind with 33 seats and others have 1 seat. Grand old party’s Suresh Bhardwaj is leading from Kasumpti and Bansi Lal from Anni constituency. Even Rohit Thakur is trailing from Jubbal-Kotkhai.

BJP leading in 39 seats, Congress follows behind 27 and AAP still struggling to open its account while others gained 2 seats


Chief Minister Jairam Thakur is leading from the Seraj constituency

According to NDTV, the Saffron party leading the early trends with 17 seats, Congress 11 seats while AAP is still struggling.

The early trends in Himachal Pradesh have come in the favor of the BJP as they are at 9 whereas Congress can be seen leading on 3 seats.

The vote counting for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections has begun, stay tuned for more updates. The counting will be held for 68 seats in which Bhartiya Janata Party, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party and others will be contesting for.


Himachal Pradesh is to witness a close fight between the BJP and the Congress for the 68-member Assembly, said exit polls on Monday, the day polling ended in the second phase in Gujarat.

With the halfway mark at 35 in the Himachal House, four exit polls predicted a BJP victory with the party expected to win 36 seats, just one over the halfway number. The exit poll projections seemed to favour the Congress’s return in the state. Congress is also expected to get some 30 seats. Thus, the BJP and the Congress are in a neck-and-neck competition. This also holds true if one goes by the trend in Himachal Pradesh of people alternating between the two big parties.

The single-phase polls in Himachal Pradesh on November 12 registered a record 75.6 per cent polling on all 68 seats. In the 2017 Assembly elections, the voter turnout was 75.57 per cent.

While 76.4 per cent of women voters exercised their franchise, only 72.4 per cent of male voters did the same in 2022. The voting percentage for the third gender was 68.4 per cent. There were 27.88 lakh men and 27.36 lakh women in the electorate overall, with 38 voters registered as third genders.

The state election department focused heavily on 11 constituencies with low voter turnout in the 2017 elections for the assembly, according to the SEO statement.

The voter turnout finally increased in nine of these constituencies—Dharampur, Jaisinghpur, Shimla, Baijnath, Bhoranj, Solan, Kasumpati, Sarkaghat, Jaswant Pragpur, Hamirpur, and Badsar—by up to seven per cent of the 11 seats.

The Dharampur seat had a 6.93 percentage point increase from 63.6 per cent in 2017 to 70.54 per cent in the recent election. However, the percentage decreased significantly in Shimla and Baijnath, from 63.93% in 2017 to 62.53% and from 64.92% in 2017 to 63.46%, respectively.

The exit polls predict a close fight between the grand old party and the saffron party according to Aaj Tak-Axis My India the BJP is at 29 whereas its counterpart is at 35, however, as per the ABP News-Cvoter exit poll prediction the BJP is at succeeding with 37 whereas the Congress is at 28. The Aam Aadmi Party has failed to change any flare in the voting trends as the exit polls predict nothing for AAP in Himachal Pradesh.

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MCD Mayor election to be held on February 6, LG approves new date

Due to the clash between the councillors of Aam Aadmi Party and of the BJP, the elections were adjourned twice

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MCD Mayor election

The new date for the election of the Mayor of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has been declared.

The elections for MCD Mayor will be held on February 6. Apart from this, elections for deputy mayor and 6 standing committee members are also to be held.

Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Vinay Saxena has approved the new date for the mayor’s election. Earlier, Delhi’s Arvind Kejriwal government had sent a proposal for a new date for the mayor’s election to LG Vinay Saxena.

The Delhi government had sent a proposal to hold the mayoral elections on February 3, 4 or 6. However, the SMD had sent a proposal to the Delhi government to hold elections on February 10. After this, LG has now fixed the date of MCD Mayor election on February 6.

Mayor’s election could not be held on January 6 and 24

Significantly, the first meeting of the newly elected House of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi was held on January 6. During this, due to the clash between the councillors of Aam Aadmi Party and of the BJP, the elections of mayor, deputy mayor of six members of standing committee could not be held and the proceedings of the house were adjourned. After this, a meeting was held again on January 24 and due to the uproar, once again the election for the Mayor post was postponed. Apart from 250 councillors, Delhi’s 14 MLAs and 10 MPs will vote in the mayoral election.

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Aam Aadmi Party had won the MCD elections

Notably, the elections for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi were held on December 4 last year and the results were declared on December 7. The Aam Aadmi Party won 134 seats in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, while the BJP was successful in winning 104 wards. After this BJP was out of power of MCD after 15 years.

Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan granted bail by Lucknow Sessions Judge

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Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan granted bail by Lucknow Sessions Judge

Kappan and 3 others were detained at the Mathura toll plaza in Uttar Pradesh while en route to cover up a gang rape and the murder of a Dalit woman in Hathras

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Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan

Kerala-based journalist Siddique Kappan, who was scheduled to be released on Tuesday after two years in jail in a money laundering case, was granted bail by the Sessions Judge, Lucknow on Wednesday.

Since December 21, 2021, he has been awaiting trial after being charged under the UAPA and later in a PMLA case.

Kappan’s attorney claims that there was a delay in authenticating the two sureties for one lakh rupees that he was required to submit before being granted bail. The sureties could not, however, be submitted in court after being vetted on Tuesday due to the lawyers’ strike.

On December 23, the top court granted Kappan bail. His two one-lakh sureties were unable to be authenticated in a timely manner, according to his attorney Ishan Baghel.

Now that both sureties have been confirmed, they were unable to be presented in court today due to a boycott by district court attorneys. When the court resumes its proceedings, he will be discharged, Baghel said.

The FIR that Lucknow police had lodged earlier this month against two lawyers in an accident case prompted the strike on Tuesday. On October 5, 2020, Kappan and three other people were detained at the Mathura toll plaza in Uttar Pradesh while en route to cover up a gang rape and the murder of a Dalit woman in Hathras town.

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The accused, according to the police, were aiming to undermine local law and order and were active members of the Popular Front of India (PFI), a group that has since been outlawed.

Cases under The Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, and the Information Technology (IT) Act were filed against the journalist. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) later arrested him in connection with the PMLA case.

In connection with the Hathras case, the Supreme Court granted Siddique bail in September. But due to ED’s money laundering case, he remained behind bars.

On December 23, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court granted Kappan bail after observing that the ED’s investigation had not specifically linked Kappan to the case involving the alleged illegal transfer of $1.36 million, purportedly obtained by PFI, in order to foment terrorism in the nation.

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Budget 2023: Amid exemption in income tax, picture of 31-year-old tax slab goes viral | WATCH

In the general budget presented today, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced a big relief for taxpayers and has kept income up to 7 lakhs out of tax

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has presented the general budget for 2023-24. This time the Finance Minister presented the budget for the 5th time. The common man has been taken full care of in this budget. Big relief has been given to the biggest taxpayers by giving exemption in the tax slab. Now no tax will have to be paid on income up to Rs 7 lakh. Taxpayers will be given this exemption under the new tax system.

In the midst of great relief to the taxpayers, a picture is going viral on social media. This picture is of the tax slabs released during the 1992 budget. The change in tax slabs in 1992 and today can be gauged from this picture.

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Photo of 1992 tax slab

PV Narasimha Rao’s government in 1992 is called the father of liberalisation in the country. Manmohan Singh, who was the Finance Minister in Rao’s government, presented the budget, which opened the way for economic reforms in the country. In this budget, the tax slab was divided into three parts.

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What was tax slab in 1992?

Now, let’s talk about the picture which is in discussion. In this picture shared by a Twitter handle, information about the tax slab of 1992 has been given. Its caption reads New Income Tax Slab in the 1992 Budget. No tax up to Rs 28,000. 20 per cent tax from Rs 28001 to Rs 50000. 30 per cent tax from Rs 5,0001 to Rs 1,0000. 40 per cent income tax on income above Rs 1 lakh. Along with this, a photo of Indian Express has also been shared.

This tweet has gone viral. Till now hundreds of users have liked this picture. A user wondered what will be the tax on 10 lakhs.

What is the tax slab today?

In the general budget presented on February 1, 2023, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced a big relief for taxpayers and has kept income up to 7 lakhs out of tax. Under the new income tax slab, taxpayers will not have to pay any tax on income between 0 to 3 lakh rupees. 5 per cent for Rs 3 to 6 lakh, 10 per cent for Rs 6 to 9 lakh, 15 per cent for Rs 9 lakh to 12 lakh, 20 per cent for Rs 12 to Rs 15 lakh and 30 per cent for income above Rs 15 lakh . It is obvious that compared to today’s budget of 1992, the exemption for tax at that time was very less.

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