Record turnout in Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls



Shimla, Nov 4, 2012: A record 74.62 per cent of the 46 lakh voters in Himachal Pradesh today exercised their franchise in the Assembly election where ruling BJP and Congress are locked in a virtual straight contest.

After a slow start, polling for the 68-member Assembly picked up as the day progressed and the hill state witnessed a massive turnout. The electorate comprises 46.08 lakh voters, including 22.31 lakh women. Counting of votes will take place on December 20.

(News agency)