Uttarakhand 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


Kedarnath chopper service: NGT seeks reply from Centre, Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   10:12 pm
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Reacting to a plea on unregulated chopper operations causing disturbance in the eco-sensitive zones, especially in the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, the NGT on Tuesday sought responses from both central and Uttarakhand governments. View More..

Delhi civic polls outcome keenly awaited by parties

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   9:58 pm
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The keenly-awaited results of the Delhi municipal elections on Wednesday will show if the BJP has been able to keep up its political momentum, if the Congress party has been able to revive itself in the metropolis, and if the ruling Aam Aadmi Party has been able to build up its base among the people. View More..

In a first, Uttarakhand monitors forest fires with drones

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   5:56 pm
New Delhi/Nainital, April 24 (IANS) In a first, the Uttarakhand Forest Department has launched a drone for real-time monitoring of the forest fire and to take preventive measures, officials said here on Monday. View More..

'Water level of 91 major reservoirs drops 2%'

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   2:40 pm
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The water level of 91 major reservoirs in the country has gone down by two per cent, the Ministry of Water Resources said on Friday. View More..

Eight women's panels seek stringent law on sham marriages by NRIs

    Updated On : Apr 20,2017   8:00 pm
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Showing solidarity against sham marriages by NRI bridegrooms with Indian girls through fraud, the Women's Commissions of eight states on Thursday urged the Centre to frame a new stringent law to protect young women trapped in such cases. View More..

Himachal bus accident: 7 bodies yet to be identified

    Updated On : Apr 20,2017   6:42 pm
Shimla, April 20 (IANS) Seven of the 45 passengers who were killed when a private bus fell into a Himachal Pradesh river are yet to be identified even after 24 hours of the accident, an official said on Thursday. View More..

President condoles loss of lives in Himachal bus accident

    Updated On : Apr 20,2017   6:16 pm
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the loss of lives in a bus accident in Shimla district, said an official release. View More..

Himachal accident: 10 bodies yet to be identified

    Updated On : Apr 20,2017   11:28 am
Shimla, April 20 (IANS) Ten of the 45 passengers who were killed when a private bus fell into a Himachal Pradesh river are yet to be identified even after 24 hours of the accident, an official said on Thursday. View More..

Modi announces ex-gratia for Himachal accident victims

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   9:16 pm
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced ex-gratia of Rs two lakh for the next of kin of each of those killed in a bus accident in Himachal Pradesh from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF). View More..

44 killed as bus falls off road in Himachal (Third Lead)

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   6:30 pm
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) In a major accident, 44 people were killed when a private bus fell into a river in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Wednesday, police said. Two people, including the conductor, managed to escape by jumping off the bus as it skidded off the road. View More..

NDMA to conduct first mock exercise on forest fire

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   6:26 pm
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will conduct its first mock exercise on forest fires covering all districts of Uttarakhand, an official here said on Wednesday. View More..

44 killed in Himachal bus accident

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   4:34 pm
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) At least 44 passengers were killed when a private bus fell into a river in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Wednesday, police said. Two people, including the bus conductor, managed to escape by jumping off the bus even as it skidded off the road. View More..

43 killed in Himachal bus accident

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   2:50 pm
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) At least 43 passengers were killed when a bus fell into a river in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Wednesday, the police said. View More..

Amarinder orders crackdown on sex determination centres

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   1:56 pm
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday ordered a crackdown on illegal sex determination centres in Punjab. View More..

40 missing as Himachal bus falls into river

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   1:52 pm
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) At least 40 people were missing when a bus fell into a river in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Wednesday, police said. View More..

Uttarakhand CM wields the broom, cleans up ghats

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   1:00 pm
Dehradun, April 19 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Wednesday wielded the broom and began cleanliness work at the Kedar Ghat and many other lanes adjoining Yttarkashi's Vishwanath temple. View More..

Rahul holds meeting with party leaders on future polls

    Updated On : Apr 19,2017   12:02 am
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday held a strategy meeting with Congress leaders, MLAs and MPs to discuss measures to strenghten the party in states which will go for polls before the next general elections. View More..

What should be the minimum flow of Ganga, asks NGT

    Updated On : Apr 17,2017   10:54 pm
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal on Monday asked the government to indicate the minimum flow of water in the Ganga to ensure its uninterrupted flow. View More..

BJP slams Congress for blocking OBC bill

    Updated On : Apr 16,2017   2:06 pm
Bhubaneswar, April 16 (IANS) The BJP National Executive hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the NDA government on Sunday for enacting a bill to grant constitutional status to the OBC Commission and slammed the Congress for blocking it in the Rajya Sabha. View More..

Green court slaps fine on hydro-power company for polluting Alaknanda

    Updated On : Apr 14,2017   9:34 pm
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slapped a fine of Rs 50 lakh on Tehri Hydro Development Corporation for dumping construction debris in river Alaknanda in Uttarakhand. View More..