Congress wins Himachal with a vote share of 43.9%, and the BJP is close behind with 43%.

Congress wrested Himachal Pradesh from BJP with 43.90 percent vote share . BJP received 48.8 percent support, Congress 41.8%, Independents 6.3% and CPI(M) received 1.5 percent .

Shimla: The Congress wrested Himachal Pradesh from the BJP with 43.90 percent vote share, winning 40 seats in the 68-member Assembly, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) winning 67 seats, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) won 53, and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) won 11 seats, while the CPI-M lost 10.39 percent, and 0.1 percent went to NOTA.In their address to party workers in Delhi after the poll results were announced, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief J P Nadda highlighted the less than one percent gap between Congress and BJP vote shares, but the BJP failed to reverse the trend.Since 1985, Himachal Pradesh hasn't voted any incumbent government back to power.Nadda praised the BJP workers for their hard work in his home state Himachal Pradesh, arguing that raj may have changed, but that riwaz also changed as the BJP had 44 seats, the Congress 21, the CPI(M) one, and the Independents two.

Chief Minister Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar resigned to charge the people of Himachal Pradesh and thanked them for their support.

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