November 4, 2012 / 2:46 AM / 5 years ago

Factbox: Himachal Pradesh elections

REUTERS - Himachal Pradesh goes to the polls on Sunday, November 4. Here are some facts and figures for the state assembly elections.

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama (R), poses with Prem Kumar Dhumal, chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, in Dharamsala December 17, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Kanwar/Files

Chief Minister - Prem Kumar Dhumal

Political party - Bharatiya Janata Party

PARTY POSITIONS IN ASSEMBLY:

Bharatiya Janata Party - 41 MLAs

Indian National Congress - 23 MLAs

Independents - 3 MLAs

Himachal Pradesh state Congress president and a former chief minister of the state, Virbhadra Singh speaks at "Converging India Leadership Summit 2009" in New Delhi August 7, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli/Files

Bahujan Samaj Party - 1 MLA

Total seats in Assembly - 68

Date of election - November 4, 2012

Date of counting of votes - December 20, 2012

Number of voters - 46,08,359

Number of polling booths - 7,253

Parties in fray (recognised): BJP, Congress, Himachal Lokhit Party, Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party, CPI-M, NCP and Swabhiman Party, CPI, Shiv Sena and Independents.

Source: himachalpr.gov.in, ceohimachal.nic.in, hpvidhansabha.nic.in

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