Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur has accepted the defeat in the assembly elections and congratulated the Congress and said that he is going to submit his resignation to the governor. The assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh continued the tradition of rule and custom. In Gujarat, where the BJP, which remained in power for a record 27 years, maintained its ‘rule’ by securing more than 53 votes, Himachal Pradesh has a ‘custom’ to change the government after every five years. The same happened this time too and the Congress is moving towards an absolute majority, securing around 44 per cent votes. In Himachal Pradesh, the present Chief Minister Jairam Thakur accepted the defeat and talked about resigning from his post.
From the trends and results in Himachal Pradesh, the picture of the state is almost clear now. BJP is getting 26 seats and Congress is getting 39 seats. Others got 3 seats. Congress in-charge of Himachal Pradesh Rajeev Shukla has reached Chandigarh. Talking to the media, he said that all the winning Congress MLAs have been called to Chandigarh. Chandigarh is the center point for all the MLAs of Upper and Lower Himachal Pradesh.
The picture has become clear in the Gujarat assembly elections. The BJP is forming the government with a record majority. Congress has become completely weak. By taking a lead in five seats, the Aam Aadmi Party has indicated that along with the election results, it will also get the tag of a national party.