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Uttarakhand Lok Sabha General Election 2019: Updates and Results

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Quick facts for Uttarakhand Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies5
Assembly Constituencies 70
Ruling PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Opposition PartyIndian National Congress
Chief MinisterTrivendra Singh Rawat Doiwala
GovernorBaby Rani Maurya
Chief Electoral OfficerRadha Raturi
AddressRoom No.- 4, Subhash Road, North Block, Secretariat- 4, Dehradun, (Uttarkhand) -248001

Uttarakhand Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Election Results 2017

Pie chart showing party wise 2017 election results for Uttarakhand. Also shown along are 2012 pie chart showing the number of seats won by BJP, BSP, INC and Others.
Uttarakhand Assembly Elections 2017 Party Wise Results (Total Seats - 70)
Uttarakhand Assembly Elections 2012 Party Wise Results (Total Seats - 70)

Uttarakhand Election 2017 Result Summary

It has been a one-sided election in Uttarakhand. The BJP won 57 seats out of the 70 results declared. It would indeed form the government on its own. The Congress party has managed to win only 11 seats, while Independents won 2 seats. The chief minister of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat lost the election as well.

The Exit polls had predicted a close contest in the state with a slight edge to the BJP. But they have been proved wrong as it is a convincing victory for the BJP in the state. Development was one of the major issues in the elections. Earlier, Harish Rawat had managed to survive an attempt to topple his government and had played the victim card, but the results show that it did not work.

Uttarakhand Assembly Elections 2017

BJP has all the reasons to be happy with its victory in Uttarakhand as it was this hill state where the attempts to topple the Harish Rawat government were met with failure. The decisive and convincing victory has emboldened BJP for the future. However it has to perfect its balancing act as well and accommodate as many contenders for the top posts as possible. The BJP had not declared its chief ministerial candidate in the state, it won on the charisma of the prime minister which at the moment is monumental.

Dehradun mayor and Dharampur legislator Vinod Chamoli is strongly lobbying for a cabinet berth but denies it openly. 11 ministers along with the chief minister are likely to form the government. Eight-time MLA Harbans Kapoor is indeed a serious contender for the post of cabinet minister.

Ritu Khanduri, daughter of former chief minister BC Khanduri, and Saurabh Bahuguna, son of former CM Vijay Bahuguna, are also strong contenders for a ministerial berth. Vinod Kandari a new face in the BJP but is also a claimant. He is a former ABVP activist and close RSS.

Rajesh Shukla who defeated Harish Rawat from Kichha and Yatishwaranand who defeated the CM from Haridwar rural are also pitching for the ministerial berth. Who actually gets the place in the cabinet is something only time can tell.

Then there is a challenge in this Hill state to balance the two regions of Garhwal and Kumaon in the ministerial berths. It has also to accommodate the erstwhile ministers in the Khanduri government like Madan Kaushik, Bishan Singh Chufal, Trivendra singh, Harbans Kapoor and Khajan Das, and also the congress rebels who were instrumental in its win like Harak Singh Rawat, Yash Pal Arya, Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion and Subodh Uniyal, who are all strong claimants for the ministerial posts. If BJP has to maintain its position in the state it would have tough task of keeping everyone happy in the state.

Uttarakhand Exit Poll 2017

India TV-C Voter 29-35 29-35 2 - 9
Today's Chanakya53152
India Today-Axis46-5312 - 212 - 6
India News-MRC38302
ABP-CSDS34-4223-293 - 9
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Uttarakhand Elections 2017 Dates

Poll Event Dates
Date of Notification 20.01.2017 (FRI)
last Date of Making Nomination27.01.2017 (FRI)
Scrutiny of Nominations 30.01.2017 (MON)
Withdrawal of Candidature01.02.2017 (WED)
Date of Poll15.02.2017 (WED)
Date of Counting 11.03.2017 (SAT)
Date of Completion 15.03.2017 (WED)

Key electoral issues in Uttarakhand

Besides unemployment and migration, lack of power and other infrastructures like road constitute major electoral issues in the state. According to a data, more than 7 lakh people, of whom 90 per cent are educated, are unemployed in the state. But this data only takes into account those who are registered with the state’s employment exchange bureaus. That means the number of unemployed people could be much more than what meets the eye.

Religious tourism is the lone employment generating source in the state. Migration of people from the state is linked with unemployment. As many as 1,100 villages in this mountain state are complete empty, while there are 664 villages in the Garhwal region with just a handful of residents who are either old or sick.

About Uttarakhand Elections

Elections to the state's first Legislative Assembly were held in 2002. For the first election in the state, 28 political parties including national, state and registered parties participated, with 927 contestants in the fray. The number of electors was 52,70,375, out of which 54.34% cast their votes. Since then, Uttarakhand has held regular elections to the Legislative Assembly.

The last assembly elections were held in 2012. Polling was conducted in all 70 constituencies in single phase. The Indian National Congress won 32 seats while the BJP got 31. Although it did not secure majority, the Congress emerged as the single largest party and formed government by allying with the PDF. Congress member Vijay Bahaguna was appointed the chief minister. After Bahaguna's resignation, Harish Rawat became the state's new chief minister in 2014.

With nine Congress MLAs resigning from the party, main opposition BJP made a failed attempt at toppling the government in Uttarakhand. It imposed President's rule in the state in March 2016 which was later revoked by the Supreme Court of India.

Assembly Constituencies in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand has 70 state assembly constituencies out of which 13 are reserved for candidates belonging to scheduled castes and 2 are reserved for candidates belonging to scheduled tribes.

Some of the constituencies in the state are Purola, Yamnotri, Gangotri, Badrinath, Karnprayag, Kedarnath, Rudraprayag, Deoprayag, Ghanshali, Narendranagar, Pratapnagar, Tehri, Dhanolti, Chakrata, Vikasnagar, Dharampur, Rishikesh, Hardwar, Roorkee,Pauri, Yamkeshwar, Gangolihat, Nainital, Bageshwar, Almora, Lohaghat, Haldwani, Kaladhungi, Kashipur, Rudrapur, Khatima, and Nanak Matta .

State Legislative Assembly

Uttarakhand has a unicameral legislature comprising one house only, that is, the State Legislative Assembly, which is also known as the Vidhan Sabha. The assembly consists of 70 directly elected members and one nominated member from the Anglo Indian community. The members of the state assembly are elected every five years. The total number of constituencies in the state is 70. The seat of the Legislative Assembly is at state capital Dehradun. Uttarakhand is represented in Indian Parliament by five directly elected members of the Lok Sabha and three indirectly elected members of the Rajya Sabha. The Speaker of the current Legislative assembly is Govind Singh Kunjwal. Harish Rawat is the chief minister and Krishan Kant Paul is the Governor of the state. Check the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of Uttarakhand...

Uttarakhand Assembly Election Results:

Main Political Parties of Uttarakhand-

The main political parties in the state are:
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party
  • The Indian National congress
  • The Bahujan Samaj Party
  • Uttarakhand Kranti Dal

List of Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand

S. No.Chief MinisterFromToParty Name
1Trivendra Singh Rawat DoiwalaMar 18, 2017IncumbentBJP
2Harish RawatMay 11, 2016Mar 18, 2017INC
(President's rule)Apr 22, 2016May 11, 2016N/A
3Harish RawatApr 21, 2016Apr 22, 2016INC
(President's rule)Mar 27, 2016Apr 21, 2016N/A
4Harish RawatFeb 1, 2014Mar 27, 2016INC
5Vijay BahugunaMar 13, 2012Jan 31, 2014INC
6B. C. KhanduriSep 11, 2011Mar 13, 2012BJP
7Ramesh Pokhriyal NishankJun 24, 2009Sep 10, 2011BJP
8B. C. KhanduriMar 8, 2007Jun 23, 2009BJP
9N. D. TiwariMar 2, 2002Mar 7, 2007INC
10Bhagat Singh KoshiyariOct 30, 2001Mar 1, 2002BJP
11Nityanand SwamiNov 9, 2000Oct 29, 2001BJP

List of Governors of Uttarakhand

S.No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1Baby Rani MauryaAug 26, 2018 Present
2Krishan Kant PaulJan 08, 2015Aug 26, 2018
3Aziz QureshiApr 28, 2012Jan 08, 2015
4Margaret AlvaJul 19, 2009Apr 28, 2012
5Banwari Lal JoshiOct 29, 2007Jul 18, 2009
6Sudershan AgarwalJan 8, 2003Oct 22, 2007
7Surjit Singh BarnalaNov 9, 2000Jan 8, 2003

Rajya Sabha Members from Uttarakhand

Name Party
Shri Mahendra Singh Mahra INC
Shri Pradeep TamtaINC
Shri Raj BabbarINC

Uttarakhand Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

The five constituencies for Uttarakhand which took part in the 16th Lok Sabha elections saw a sweeping victory by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Almora, Garhwal, Hardwar, Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar and Tehri Garhwal were the five constituencies in the state which were bagged by the BJP. The state of Uttarakhand is headed by its present Chief Minister of the state is Harish Rawat. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress(INC), Communist party of India (CPI)etc. are some of the leading political parties of the state besides regional parties like Samajwadi Party (SP), Janata Dal (Secular) [JD(S)] and Janata Dal (United) [JD(U)]. In the last assembly and the Lok Sabha polls, INC has been leading the state politics. Mala Raj Laxmi Shah, Satpal Mahara, Pradeep Tamta, N D Tiwari were few of the prominent leaders of the state. The opinion and the exit polls suggested that BJP would lead the state's seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha Polls.

Uttarakhand or Uttaranchal, one of India's newest hill states was carved out of northern Uttar Pradesh on 9th November 2000. It is the 27th state of the country. The state is represented in Indian Parliament by 5 seats out of which one is reserved for the candidate from the Schedule Castes.View detailed Lok Sabha Elections 2014 Results

Last Updated on Aug 27, 2018