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IN PIX: The big winners in Himachal Pradesh

Last updated on: December 20, 2012 13:46 IST

Prem Kumar Dhumal

Party: Bharatitya Janata Party

Constituency: Hamirpur

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister P K Dhumal won from the Hamirpur seat defeating his nearest Congress rival Narinder Thakur by a margin of over 9,500 votes.

Dhumal had won from Bamsan in 2007 by about 30,000 votes but after delimitation his constituency was scrapped and he had to shift to adjoining constituency of Hamirpur.


Rajiv Bindal

Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

Constituency: Nahan

Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajiv Bindal has won from Nahan constituency by 12,824 votes.


Virbhadra Singh

Photographs: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters

Party: Congress

Constituency: Shimla Rural

Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee president Virbhadra Singh won from Shimla (Rural) constituency defeating his BJP rival Ishwar Rohal by 19,033 votes.

Singh, who is a strong contender for the post of chief minister, is a sitting member of Lok Sabha.

He had resigned from the Union Cabinet after a special Court framed charges against him in a graft a case but the Congress high command appointed him state party president to lead the party in the assembly polls.


Satpal Singh Satti

Photographs: Courtesy: Him Samachar

Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

Constituency: Una

State Bharatiya Janata Party chief  Satpal Singh Satti won the Una seat by 4,746 votes. Satti is a young leader and a two-time MLA .



Vidya Stokes

Photographs: Courtesy: Top News

Party: Congress

Constituency: Theog

The oldest candidate in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls, seven-time MLA Vidya Stokes won from the Theog constituency of Shimla. She defeated her old rival and sitting MLA, Rakesh Verma of the Bharatiya Janata Party.