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Need to analyze Himachal result: Prem Kumar Dhumal

Posted on Dec 20, 07:15PM | IBNS

Himachal Pradesh Cheif Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Prem Kumar Dhumal on Thursday conceded defeat and said the party would 'analyse' the assembly polls result.

The Congress is all set to rule Himachal Pradesh for the next five years wresting the state from the BJP after it almost swept the assembly polls under the leadership of leader Virbhadra Singh as counting was nearing completion for the Himalyan province on Thursday.

"It's a hard fact that everybody has to admit. Congress has won the election," Dhumal told reporters here.

"I have congratulated all the winning MLAs," he said.

Speaking on BJP's performance, he said: "We were confident of a win...If we have not won after doing good work for past five years then we really need to analyze that what went wrong against the party."

Dhumal had earlier asserted that he will come back for a second term.

Of the 65 declared seats among the total 68 in the state, the Congress has won 36 seats till results were showing at around 2:30 pm.

The BJP has won 23 seats and leading in 3 seats in the state. Other parties got 6 seats.

Polling was held on Nov 4 in Himachal Pradesh.