In Himachal elections, it’s said that three districts make or mar the chances of any political party to form the government. Like any assembly elections in the past, the case will be no different this time either. Before we talk about those three districts of utmost importance in Himachal assembly elections, the assembly elections in the state have been, like any other, completed on November 9, 2017 without any interruption whatsoever.
The fate of political parties is sealed in electronic voting machines until December 18 2017. On this day, the result of elections in the most coveted state of India, Gujarat, will also be announced.
The most coveted districts in the state that we talked about in the beginner include Mandi, Shimla and Kangra. The reason being, Kangra has the highest number of assembly seats (15), followed by Mandi (10) and Shimla (8). These three districts contribute 33 seats in an assembly of 68. Now you can make it out clearly that the chances of a political party that wins majority of seats in these three districts, of making government in Himachal Pradesh increases manifold. Other than this, Chamba, Solan, Una, Hamirpur and Sirmour has five assembly seats each, while Kullu and Bilaspur has four seas each. Besides this, Kinnaur and Lahul Spiti have one seat each taking the overall tally of Himachal assembly seats to 68.
Although these three districts have almost half of the seats, yet it requires a political party also to get majority in Chamba, Solan, Una, Hamirpur and Sirmour districts to form the government. Let’s just wait and watch which political party does the electorate of these districts vote for this time. Congress won 11 seats in Kangra, 5 in Mandi and 6 in Shimla that facilitated its victory in 2012.