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

President Kovind performs Ganga puja at Haridwar

    Updated On : Sep 23,2017   5:52 pm
Dehradun, Sep 23 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday visited 'Har Ki Paudi' on the banks of the Ganga river in Haridwar in Uttarakhand and performed puja along with his family members. View More..

Rain showers respite on Delhi residents, temperature down 8 degrees

    Updated On : Sep 22,2017   9:16 pm
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) After two weeks of hot weather conditions, rain on Friday brought respite for Delhi's residents as the mercury dropped eight degrees in 24 hours, with the maximum temperature recorded at 27.5 degrees Celsius. View More..

Lawmakers from India's hill states resolve to fight effects of climate change

    Updated On : Sep 22,2017   3:32 pm
Aizawl, Sep 22 (IANS) Lawmakers, both MPs and MLAs, representing India's 10 mountain states, have noted with concern the "rapidly changing weather patterns" as a result of climate change and the "havoc it has unleashed" in the Himalayas, the north-east and other parts of India and the world and have resolved to work collectively to face its manifold challenges for the "greater good of our people", including farmers, lay people and local societies. View More..

Cancer survivors rally to collect 300,000 signatures

    Updated On : Sep 22,2017   1:24 pm
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Eight cancer survivors are raring to hit the dusty tracks in Punjab and Chandigarh to spread the message of preventing childhood cancer and collect 300,000 signatures to appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make paediatric cancer a child health priority. View More..

Climate change and mountains: Ten states discuss growing challenges

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   11:42 am
Aizawl, Sep 21 (IANS) The 6th edition of the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS-VI) began on a rousing note in the sprawling Mizoram University campus with representatives from 10 Himalayan mountain states of India deliberating on how best present policies can be suited to the mountains and how people of these regions can be protected against the reality of climate change. View More..

Four held for fatally stabbing young man, injuring friend

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   10:00 pm
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Four persons were arrested on the charge of fatally stabbing a young man and injuring his friend when they intervened in a road rage case in east Delhi, police said on Wednesday. View More..

N.D. Tiwari suffers brain stroke, paralytic attack

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   8:42 pm
New Delhi/Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari suffered a brain stroke and paralytic attack in New Delhi on Wednesday after which he was admitted to Max Hospital in Saket, his family members said. View More..

BJP banks on politics of performance, says Amit Shah

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   7:34 pm
Dehradun, Sep 20 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the party has ended the "dynastic, casteist and appeasement" politics in the country and started a new practice of "politics of performance". View More..

India's mountain states seek a better future

    Updated On : Sep 19,2017   3:32 pm
Aizawl, Sep 19 (IANS) The 6th edition of the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS-VI) begins in the Mizoram capital on Wednesday with the goal of making the people of India proud of their mountains, recognizing the value of its mountain regions and enabling its people to realize their potential. View More..

'Godman' involved in BSP leader's killing held in Ghaziabad (Third Lead)

    Updated On : Sep 16,2017   4:38 pm
Ghaziabad, Sep 16 (IANS) A self-styled godman allegedly involved in the 2013 murder of BSP leader Deepak Bhardwaj was arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district after eluding police for four years, police said on Saturday. View More..

Uttarakhand gets ready for high-profile visits

    Updated On : Sep 15,2017   3:00 pm
Dehradun, Sep 15 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah will visit Uttarakhand between September 19 and October 5, officials said on Friday. View More..

Focusing on resolving landfill site issues: Official

    Updated On : Sep 14,2017   9:18 pm
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Government agencies are aware and working to resolve the issues of un-engineered garbage dumping sites like the Ghazipur landfill here, a part of which collapsed earlier this month killing two persons, said a Sanitation Ministry official here on Thursday. View More..

Yamunotri highway remains blocked

    Updated On : Sep 14,2017   10:08 am
Dehradun, Sep 14 (IANS) The Yamunotri Highway in Uttarakhand continues to remain blocked for the third consecutive day on Thursday by the debris of landslides, an official said. More than 800 people are stranded. View More..

French Ambassador opens solar plant in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Sep 13,2017   2:24 pm
Dehradun, Sep 13 (IANS) A solar power plant commissioned by a French firm with an outlay of 4 million euros was inaugurated by French Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler in a Uttarakhand village on Wednesday. View More..

Badrinath gets over 7.5 lakh pilgrims

    Updated On : Sep 13,2017   9:02 am
Dehradun, Sep 13 (IANS) More than 7.5 lakh pilgrims from all over the world have visited the Hindu shrine of Badrinath in Uttarakhand this year breaking the lull since the 2013 disaster, an official said on Wednesday. View More..

'The Black Cat' to premiere at FilmQuest in Utah

    Updated On : Sep 12,2017   3:44 pm
New York, Sep 12 (IANS) Bhargav Saikia's fantasy short film "The Black Cat" is set to have its world premiere at FilmQuest in Utah, US on Wednesday. View More..

Uttarakhand orders probe into kidney racket

    Updated On : Sep 12,2017   1:36 pm
Dehradun, Sep 12 (IANS) The Uttarakhand government has ordered a probe into a massive kidney racket being run by a charitable hospital here, an official said on Tuesday. View More..

Hemkund Saheb shrine to close on October 10 for winter

    Updated On : Sep 11,2017   4:14 pm
Dehradun, Sep 11 (IANS) The famous Sikh shrine of Hemkund Saheb in Uttarakhand will close from October 10 during the coming winter season, authorities said on Monday. View More..

Noida Police receive two wheelers manufactured by Hero MotoCorp

    Updated On : Sep 09,2017   6:04 pm
Noida, Sep 9 (IANS) Additional Director General (Law and Order) Anand Kumar on Saturday launched "Shakti" and "Garud" - 50 two wheelers manufactured by Hero MotoCorp Limited - for patrolling by the Noida Police. View More..

Broadband connectivity in 1 lakh gram panchayats by year end: Union Minister

    Updated On : Sep 08,2017   11:16 pm
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) The central government is expecting to provide broadband services to one lakh gram panchayats by end of this year, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said here on Friday. View More..