Presidential Election 2017: 100% polling recorded in Himachal Pradesh as all 67 MLAs cast vote

Shimla: Hundred percent polling was recorded in the voting for the presidential election in Himachal with all 67 MLAs casting their vote.

One seat is lying vacant in the 68-member House following death of Congress MLA Karan Singh.

File images of Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar. PTI

MLAs of both ruling Congress and opposition BJP gathered at 10.00 am in the Vidhan Sabha and the polling started on a brisk note with Chief Parliamentary Secretary ID Lakhanpal the first to cast his vote.

All 28 BJP members and one independent cast their vote in a row followed by Congress members led by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his colleagues.

The ruling Congress has a strength of 35 members while BJP has 28 members.

Both BJP and Congress have claimed support of two independent members each. The ballot boxes would be sealed and sent to Delhi under high security and counting of votes would take place at Delhi on 20 July.

The ballot boxes would be sent to Chandigarh tomorrow morning and flown to Delhi, a Vidhan Sabha official said.

Published Date: Jul 17, 2017 02:16 pm | Updated Date: Jul 17, 2017 02:16 pm

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