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

Kisan Khet Mazdoor Congress holds protest

    Updated On : Oct 23,2018   9:10 pm
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Hundreds of workers affiliated to Kisan Khet Mazdoor Congress (KKMC) held a protest here against "anti-farmer" policies of the BJP government and said the agitations would continue. View More..

Former diplomat Satender Kumar joins Congress

    Updated On : Oct 23,2018   7:40 pm
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Former diplomat Satender Kumar, a Dalit from Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday joined the Congress. View More..

3 killed in Uttarakhand accident

    Updated On : Oct 23,2018   10:54 am
Dehradun, Oct 23 (IANS) Three persons were killed in Uttarakhand's Dehradun district when a vehicle fell into a deep gorge in Khadamba, police said on Tuesday. View More..

Hemp association announces Rs 1,100 crore investment

    Updated On : Oct 22,2018   10:18 pm
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Indian Industrial Hemp Association (IIHA) on Monday announced investment of Rs 1,100 crores for hemp cultivation in Uttarakhand, which it said will create over 90,000 employment opportunities, a statement said. View More..

SC says large vacancies for judges in lower courts unacceptable

    Updated On : Oct 22,2018   6:42 pm
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Describing as "unacceptable" the existence of 5,133 vacancies of judges in "Higher Judicial Service" and "Lower Judicial Service", the Supreme Court on Monday sought the response of the State governments and the High Courts whether the time for the ongoing recruitment of 4,180 judicial officers could be shortened. View More..

Yamunotri shrine to close for winters on Nov 9

    Updated On : Oct 22,2018   3:36 pm
Dehradun, Oct 22 (IANS) The famous Yamunotri temple in Uttarakhand will close for the winter break on November 9, it was announced on Monday. View More..

Himachal may introduce drug abuse in school curriculum

    Updated On : Oct 21,2018   7:50 pm
Shimla, Oct 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said the government is planning to introduce drug abuse in the school curriculum. View More..

Ex-UP CM N.D. Tiwari's body flown to Lucknow

    Updated On : Oct 20,2018   2:46 pm
Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) The body of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari was flown into the state capital on Saturday where it will be kept in front of the Vidhan Sabha for followers and friends to pay their tributes. View More..

2 dead as car falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Oct 20,2018   2:26 pm
Dehradun, Oct 20 (IANS) Two persons were killed and one critically injured when a car fell in a gorge in Tehri district of Uttarakhand in the wee hours of Saturday, police said. View More..

Leaders in UP, Uttarakhand mourn demise of former CM N.D. Tiwari

    Updated On : Oct 18,2018   8:54 pm
Lucknow/Dehradun, Oct 18 (IANS) Political leaders of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Thursday condoled the death of Narayan Dutt Tiwari, who had served as Chief Minister of both the states - a unique distinction in Indian politics. View More..

Former Uttarakhand, UP Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari dead

    Updated On : Oct 18,2018   8:16 pm
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari died on Thursday -- on his 93rd birthday -- at a private hospital in the national capital following prolonged illness, doctors said. View More..

N D Tiwari - a political marathoner who courted controversies (Obit)

    Updated On : Oct 18,2018   7:56 pm
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A seasoned politician belonging to the pre-independence era, Narayan Dutt Tiwari was a political marathoner whose later life was mired in controversies that Indias public life had not seen before. View More..

Former Uttarakhand, UP Chief Minister N.D.Tiwari dead

    Updated On : Oct 18,2018   5:52 pm
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari died on Thursday -- on his 93rd birthday -- in the national capital at a private hospital following prolonged illness, doctors said. View More..

Former Uttarakhand CM N.D.Tiwari dead

    Updated On : Oct 18,2018   4:20 pm
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari on Thursday died here at a private hospital following prolonged illness, hospital sources said. He was 93. View More..

Soldier arrested in Meerut for espionage

    Updated On : Oct 17,2018   1:50 pm
Meerut, Oct 17 (IANS) A soldier has been arrested from the Cantonment area here in Uttar Pradesh on charges of passing on military information to Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI, an official said on Wednesday. View More..

Gujarat Ministers go out with invites for tallest Sardar statue unveiling

    Updated On : Oct 15,2018   9:12 pm
Gandhinagar, Oct 15 (IANS) As the countdown for the unveiling of the tallest statue in the world by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun, Gujarat Ministers have fanned out across the country with invites for Chief Ministers for the big show on October 31. View More..

SC stays blanket ban on 'fatwas' by religious bodies

    Updated On : Oct 12,2018   9:50 pm
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday put on hold the Uttarakhand High Court order imposing a blanket ban on the issuance of 'fatwas' by the religious bodies. View More..

Environmentalist G D Agarwal passes away

    Updated On : Oct 11,2018   8:02 pm
Rishikesh, Oct 11 (IANS) Environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, who was on a fast for the last 111 days demanding a clean Ganga, died after a heart attack in Rishikesh on Thursday. View More..

Future is bright with girls taking up positions of power: Anil Kapoor

    Updated On : Oct 11,2018   5:22 pm
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor, who was a part of Plan International celebration of the International Day of the Girl 2018 on Thursday, says that the future of India is bright with more girls taking up positions of power. View More..

Submit details on cases against lawmakers, SC tells 11 states, two UTs

    Updated On : Oct 10,2018   8:56 pm
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked 11 states and two UTs to furnish within two weeks the details on criminal cases pending against MPs and MLAs as it said that the Centre will finance a special court to be set up to try these cases. View More..