December 4, 2022

More than 55,000 voters in the mountain state will decide the fate of 412 candidates in 68 constituencies

Shimla: As voting began for Himachal Pradesh elections, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday the state would vote to return the old pension system and employment.

More than 55,000 voters in the mountain state will decide the fate of 412 candidates in 68 constituencies.

“Himachal will vote for OPS, Himachal will vote for Employment and Himachal will vote for ‘Har Ghar Lakshmi’,” Gandhi said in a Hindi tweet.

“Come, vote in large numbers and make your valuable contribution to the progress and prosperous future of Himachal,” the former congress chief appealed to voters in the hill state.

Gandhi is in Maharashtra conducting the party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra.

Restoring the old pension system, 300 units of free power, a Rs.680 billion startup fund, a lakh jobs and Rs.1,500 a month for women aged 18-60 are among the promises made by Congress in its manifesto for Himachal Pradesh has done surveys.

Voting began at 8:00 a.m. on a slow note in the Hill State, but picked up as the morning wore on and the winter chill eased somewhat. Voting will continue in all 68 constituencies until 5 p.m.

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