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Senior Congress leader Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu took oath as the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister on Sunday.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday said the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) was the key to the party winning the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections.
Congress returned to power in Himachal Pradesh after five years in the results announced on Thursday. The Congress won 40 seats in the 68-member assembly riding on anti-incumbency.
Congress emerged victorious in HP Assembly polls results announced on Thursday. The party won 40 seats in the 68-member state assembly.
After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) registered a historic win in Gujarat, the party's national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain on Thursday said that this result is a message that in the coming days the BJP wil form government at the Centre once again with a huge majority Narendra Modi will
Confirming that all votes had been counted, the Election Commission on Thursday late evening said that Congress bagged a total of 40 seats in the Assembly, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) finished at 25 seats.
In terms of vote percentage, Congress is only marginally ahead of the BJP having got 43.88 per cent of votes compared to 42.99 per cent of its rival.
She further said that she was not implying her being in the race for Chief Minister.
As the counting of votes for the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections progresses, the Congress inched closer to victory, safely crossing the halfway mark to form the government in the hill state.
As Congress was poised to form government in Himachal Pradesh according to the results and trends of the counting of votes, party president Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday said Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra has contributed in party's performance in the hill state.
CM Baghel further said, "The counting is going on, we should wait till the end, but what we had expected that our government will be formed in Himachal is now visible. I have been made an observer in Himachal, so I will go to Himachal via Delhi today."
The vote counting trends of the Election Commission of India show that the Bharatiya Janata Party's rebels are leading in their respective constituencies as Independent candidates.