Uttarakhand Assembly Elections 2017

A Legislative Assembly Elections for Uttarakhand to the 70 seats are going to be held in February 15 and counting will be on March 11, 2017. BJP, Congress and BSP are the main political parties in this state.

The last assembly elections were held in Uttarakhand 2012. Polling was conducted in all 70 constituencies in single phase. The Indian National Congress won 32 seats while the BJP got 31.

Uttarakhand Assembly Election Schedule 2017

Election Date Count Date
Feb 15 Mar 11

BJP has already started campaigning aggressively for the upcoming Assembly elections. BJP national president Amit Shah started his campaign with his 'Shankhnaad Rally' in Haridwar. He approached to voters to remove the 'corrupt' Congress government and bring BJP to power to usher development in the state. The number of electors was 52,70,375, out of which 54.34% cast their votes.

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Elections News in Uttarakhand

Congress first list for Uttarakhand out, workers protest

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   6:22 pm
Dehradun/New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday released its first list of 63 candidates for the Uttarakhand assembly polls, triggering anger among some activists who vandalised the party office in Dehradun. View More..

Congress workers vandalise party office in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   5:34 pm
Dehradun, Jan 22 (IANS) Hundreds of Congress workers and supporters went on the rampage at the party headquarters here after the names of 63 poll candidates were announced on Sunday. View More..

Himachal CM assures funding to Waste Warriors

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   3:10 pm
Dharamsala, Jan 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has promised funds to 'Waste Warriors', a group which has been clearing trash in Dharamsala since 2009, after they said that handling "mountains of waste" was getting difficult due to a financial crunch. View More..

Weakened Congress rides on SP cycle: BJP

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   2:14 pm
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) The Congress is so weakened that it is riding on Akhilesh Yadav's 'cycle' in Uttar Pradesh, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. View More..

Modi in Uttarakhand to attend Combined Commanders' Conference

    Updated On : Jan 21,2017   11:34 am
Dehradun, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday to inaugurate the Combined Commanders Conference, an official said. View More..

SP-Congress will give BJP a run for its money in UP (Column: Political Circus)

    Updated On : Jan 21,2017   11:12 am
Any satisfaction which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) felt over the internal strife in the Samajwadi Party (SP) must have been diluted to a considerable extent by the truce, albeit an uneasy one, among the family members of its main political rival in UP. View More..

Election Commission transfers 23 officers in UP

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   10:16 pm
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Friday transferred 13 District Magistrates and nine Superintendent of Police (SP) and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) -rank officers in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. View More..

Experts studying Darjeeling-East Sikkim, Nilgiris to reduce landslide risk

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   7:18 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) A consortium of experts from India, Italy and Britain have selected Darjeeling-East Sikkim in the eastern Himalayas and Nilgiris in the Western Ghats for studies to develop tools and services aiding early warning systems and improving resilience to landslides in India. View More..

Socio-economic well being of women through Murshidabad handlooms

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   7:16 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Handloom weaves have breathed a new lease of life in vulnerable women in West Bengal's Murshidabad who would otherwise be at the risk of being trafficked -- thanks to a livelihood-creation project taken up by Harvard University's South Asia Initiative (SAI) in collaboration with Tata Trusts. View More..

SP-Congress alliance: Will 'hand'-shake warm up UP voters? (News Analysis)

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   4:00 pm
Lucknow, Jan 20 (IANS) The electoral pact between the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress is a done thing now. But as both parties work out the finer details of the alliance, likely to be announced any time now, the winnability of the combination in a state as complex as Uttar Pradesh is in question. View More..

Congress urges EC to put off commanders' conference in Dehradun

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   12:24 am
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Uttarakhand Congress on Thursday submitted a memorandum to the State Election Commission requesting it to postpone the Annual Combined Commanders' Conference to be held in Dehradun. View More..

EC asks Centre on procedure followed for delayed Budget in 2012

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   8:36 pm
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Election Commission has asked the Centre about the procedure followed by the government of the day when presentation of the Union Budget in 2012 was delayed, sources said. View More..

Boxer Mandeep shines at youth nationals

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   7:04 pm
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Former world junior champion Mandeep Kaur of Punjab defeated Madhya Pradesh's Gazal Mariya Mathew to reach the quarter-finals of the women's featherweight (52 kilogram) division at the National Youth boxing championship here on Thursday. View More..

Abolish old brick kilns to fight fog: Atmospheric scientist

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   3:36 pm
Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) In the wake of 15 schoolchildren dying in a tragic bus accident in Uttar Pradesh, reportedly due to foggy conditions, a renowned atmospheric scientist has called for an immediate end to practices that include the operation of traditional brick kilns in the region and the burning of crop residue in Punjab. View More..

Schools closed again due to cold wave in UP

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   9:36 am
Lucknow, Jan 19 (IANS) After reopening briefly for two days following an extended winter break, schools in the Uttar Pradesh state capital have been closed again due to the cold wave, an official said on Thursday. View More..

Delhi Police looks for serial rapists' footprints beyond Delhi

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   9:54 pm
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Looking to unearth serial rapist Sunil Rastogi's involvement in cases of sexual assault outside the national capital, Delhi Police has urged law enforcers in the neighbouring states to reopen unsolved cases in the last one year, an officer said on Wednesday. View More..

Congress veteran N.D. Tiwari, son join BJP

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   8:30 pm
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Nonagenarian political leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari on Wednesday quit the Congress party after over half a century of association to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with his son Rohit Shekhar here on Wednesday. View More..

Punjab says hear Haryana's SYL plea after polls, SC says no

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   7:54 pm
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the Punjab government's plea for deferring the hearing on Haryana's challenge to the de-notification of land acquired for the SYL canal till a new state government was formed after the February 4 Punjab assembly elections. View More..

Congress demands RBI Governor's resignation, gheraos RBI offices (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   7:46 pm
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday held nation-wide protests against "poor implementation" of demonetisation and gheraoed RBI offices in different state capitals demanding restoration of the apex bank's autonomy and resignation of RBI Governor Urjit Patel. View More..

Respite from cold on Wednesday in Delhi, Thursday to be pleasant

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   7:36 pm
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Rise in maximum temperature gave relief from cold to the residents of the national capital on Wednesday with the maximum temperature recorded at 19.1 degrees Celsius and minimum at 4.2. Thursday is also expected to be pleasant. View More..