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


Haryana officials bust sex determination racket in Roorkee

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   7:58 pm
Gurugram, Aug 23 (IANS) A team of officials from Haryana on Wednesday busted a sex determination racket in Roorkee, of Uttarakhand, in the first incident caught in the state, a doctor said. Four persons, including a doctor, were arrested for their alleged involvement. View More..

Heavy rains in Uttarakhand, water-logging in many towns

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   11:40 am
Dehradun, Aug 23 (IANS) Heavy rains continued to batter Uttarakhand on Wednesday, causing inconvenience to commuters. View More..

Uttarakhand NIT students on warpath over poor living conditions

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   10:12 pm
New Delhi/Dehradun, Aug 22 (IANS) About 1,000 students are on an indefinite strike at the NIT, Uttarakhand to protest against the cramped hostel rooms and toilets overflowing with sewage, and demanding that they be immediately shifted to some other place. View More..

India-US joint army exercise next month

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   8:40 pm
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India-US joint defence exercise Yudh Abhyas, set to be held in the US from September 14-27, will focus on anti-terror operations and will also see discussion on strategic issues between experts on both sides, defence sources said on Tuesday. View More..

Meiraba, Lakshya to lead India challenge at junior badminton meets

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   8:10 pm
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India's Junior top ranked player Maisnam Meiraba and the Junior World No. 1 Lakshya Sen will lead the countrys challenge in the Badminton Asia Under-17 and Under-15 Championships in Myanmar from October 4 and the BWF World Junior Championships in Jakarta from October 9 respectively, it was announced on Tuesday. View More..

GM sent on leave, four suspended after deadly UP train crash (Intro Roundup)

    Updated On : Aug 20,2017   10:04 pm
Muzaffarnagar/New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The government on Sunday suspended four Northern Railway officials and sent its General Manager on leave after authorities admitted to negligence that may have led to the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express train in Uttar Pradesh which claimed 22 lives. View More..

Negligence suspected cause of deadly UP train crash (Roundup)

    Updated On : Aug 20,2017   7:52 pm
Muzaffarnagar/New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday admitted to negligence and ground-level lapses that may have derailed the Kalinga Utkal Express train in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening claiming 22-24 lives. View More..

UP train accident death toll is 22: Police

    Updated On : Aug 20,2017   7:16 pm
Muzaffarnagar, Aug 20 (IANS) The death toll in the Kalinga Utkal Express train disaster in Uttar Pradesh is 22, a senior police officer said on Sunday. View More..

Authorities hint negligence caused UP train disaster (Third Lead)

    Updated On : Aug 20,2017   6:40 pm
Muzaffarnagar/New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday registered a criminal complaint against unknown people for mischief and causing deaths by negligence and began a probe into the Saturday train disaster in Uttar Pradesh amid conflicting casualty figures. View More..

B-Town celebrities saddened over UP train derailment

    Updated On : Aug 20,2017   5:06 pm
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities Anupam Kher, Kailash Kher and Riteish Deshmukh have mourned the deaths in Saturday's derailment of the Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district. They expressed the need for better technology to constantly monitor the rail tracks. View More..

Authorities hint negligence caused UP train disaster

    Updated On : Aug 20,2017   3:36 pm
Muzaffarnagar/New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday registered a criminal complaint against unknown people for mischief and causing deaths by negligence and began a probe into the Saturday train accident in Uttar Pradesh amid varying casualty figures. View More..

Audio clip hints negligence caused train tragedy

    Updated On : Aug 20,2017   2:10 pm
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) An unverified telephonic conversation apparently between two railway employees widely circulated on social media on Sunday hints that "negligence" may have caused the Saturday train accident in Uttar Pradesh. View More..

UP train derailment toll 24, rescue work ends

    Updated On : Aug 20,2017   12:38 pm
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) The death toll in a horrific train accident in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district was on Sunday put at 24 as officials announced an end to rescue work. At least 156 people were injured and 10 were in critical condition. View More..

Fix responsibility on prima facie evidence: Suresh Prabhu

    Updated On : Aug 20,2017   11:50 am
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A day after 24 people were killed in s train derailment in Uttar Pradesh, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said that he has directed the Chairman Railway Board (CRB) to fix responsibility on prima facie evidence by the evening. View More..

UP train derailment toll 24, rescue operations conclude

    Updated On : Aug 20,2017   11:16 am
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Rescue operations at Khatauli in Muzaffaranagar, where the Kalinga Utkal Express had derailed, concluded on Sunday morning with the death toll climbing to 24, officials said. View More..

Safety should always be railways' number one priority: Mamata

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   11:02 pm
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Condoling the death of 23 people in the railway accident in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said safety should be the number one priority of the Indian Railways. View More..

23 dead, 40 injured as 14 coaches derail in Uttar Pradesh (Intro Roundup)

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   11:00 pm
Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed and at least 40 injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening. View More..

259 died in 27 rail accidents since 2014: Congress

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   10:10 pm
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday slammed the Narendra Modi government over the railways security record, noting that ever since it came to power in 2014, 259 passengers have died and 899 were injured in 27 rail accidents. View More..

23 dead, 400 injured as 14 coaches derail in Uttar Pradesh (Roundup)

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   9:38 pm
Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed and 400 injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening. View More..

13 dead, scores injured as 14 coaches derail in Uttar Pradesh (Third Lead)

    Updated On : Aug 19,2017   9:18 pm
Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and scores injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening. View More..