The BJP lost nine seats in areas where rebels contested . The Congress won 40 seats, a small majority, with the BJP winning 25 seats .
Shimla: The Congress has re-elected Himachal Pradesh, proving once more the state's decades-old tradition of voting out a government after a single term.The BJP attempted to reverse this pattern.JP Nadda, the party's chairman, held 50 rallies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held five rallies, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held 20 rallies, and union minister Anurag Thakur shed tears.Enter the rebels.At least nine seats were lost by the BJP in the areas where the rebels contested.Two of the rebels won.First is Hoshiyar Singh, a Dehra alum who left the BJP after not being able to obtain a ticket.He won by around 14,000 votes. Manohar Dhiman, the BJP rebel here, took 4,422 votes, less than what the BJP would have gathered had he not rebelled.The votes the rebels received would have ideally gone to the BJP.In a state where each constituency has less than one lakh total votes, small swings can mean a lot.Three different factions are at work in the BJP, which contributed to the rebel problem. Mr Dhumal was seen as a potential wingman for the BJP to lure the rebels.In total, the Congress won 40 seats, a small majority, with the BJP winning 25 seats.The Aam Aadmi Party lost not one seat in the featured video of the day.People know that the Politics Of The Shortcut Can Kill The Country, according to PM Modi.