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


Jharkhand government signs MoU for Maths, English tutions in schools

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   10:10 pm
Ranchi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Jharkhand government on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sampark Foundation to launch 'Sampark Smart Shala Programme' that aims at providing Maths and English tuitions in 26,000 primary government schools across the state. View More..

BJP announces first list of candidates for UP, Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   9:58 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced its first list of 149 candidates for Uttar Pradesh polls and 64 candidates in Uttarakhand. View More..

Rahul accuses Modi of undermining RBI's autonomy

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   9:34 pm
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), Jan 16 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of undermining the autonomy of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). View More..

Serial rapist says he targeted over 50 girls

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   9:10 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A serial rapist arrested here has admitted to targeting more than 50 girls in Delhi alone, but the police on Monday said they had verified only seven cases. View More..

Uttarakhand Congress leader Yashpal Arya joins BJP

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   4:34 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Senior Uttarakhand Congress leader and minister in the state cabinet Yashpal Arya on Monday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). View More..

Serial rapist may be involved in over 50 cases: police

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   1:54 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A serial rapist now in custody may have targeted more than 50 victims although he claims he didn't rape all, police said on Monday. View More..

Tiger population booms in India's Terai region

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   12:22 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Projecting a bright picture of tiger conservation, the number of big cats in the Terai region has grown significantly with at least 71 new adults roaring, say reports from the latest Phase-IV of monitoring. View More..

(After 12) Tiger population booms in India's Terai region

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   12:18 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Projecting a bright picture of tiger conservation, the number of big cats in the Terai region has grown significantly with at least 71 new adults roaring, say reports from the latest Phase-IV of monitoring. View More..

Intense cold wave to continue in UP

    Updated On : Jan 16,2017   9:08 am
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) Intense cold wave conditions will continue in Uttar Pradesh and will last for over four days, the Met office announced on Monday. View More..

Man held for raping one, molesting two minor girls in Delhi

    Updated On : Jan 15,2017   8:22 pm
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A man has been arrested here for allegedly raping one minor girl and molesting two others last week, police said on Sunday. View More..

44 airports have potential under Udan connectivity scheme: Ficci

    Updated On : Jan 15,2017   6:08 pm
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Around 44 airports across India have major potential for operations under the government's Udan, or Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) for civil aviation, a report by industry chamber Ficci has said. View More..

Surjit Singh Barnala: A gentlemanly, clean and popular politician (Obituary)

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   8:46 pm
Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) In the hurly-burly of Indian politics, one name that stood out for a clean political innings would be that of Surjit Singh Barnala. View More..

Cold wave unabated over north India; more rain, snow predicted (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   8:34 pm
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Cold wave conditions continued to prevail over most of north India on Saturday with weather department officials predicting more rain and snow over the region in the next 48 hours to Monday evening. View More..

Surjit Singh Barnala passes away

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   6:22 pm
Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) Former Punjab Chief Minister, Union Minister and Governor of Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Andhra Pradesh Surjit Singh Barnala died here on Saturday following a brief spell of illness. He was 91. View More..

Surjit Singh Barnala passes away

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   5:42 pm
Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) Former Punjab Chief Minister and Governor of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh Surjit Singh Barnala died here on Saturday following a brief spell of illness. He was 91. View More..

Himachal temple to have 1,600 kg butter idol

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   12:08 pm
Kangra, Jan 14 (IANS) Preparations started on Saturday morning for the installation of the idol of Goddess Brajeshwari Devi made of 1,600 kg of clarified butter in the famous Brajeshwari Devi temple here in Himachal Pradesh, officials said. View More..

Lt.Gen. Bakshi to join back, attend Combined Commanders' Conference

    Updated On : Jan 13,2017   10:56 pm
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) Lt. General Praveen Bakshi, who went on month-long leave in December after he was superseded in the selection of the Army chief's post by General Bipin Rawat, will be joining back the service early next week, sources said on Friday. View More..

BJP, Congress announces candidates for Goa, Punjab polls (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jan 12,2017   10:44 pm
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Goa's ruling BJP and opposition Congress on Thursday declared their first lists of candidates for the February 4 Assembly polls. View More..

Book on Swami Vivekananda launched

    Updated On : Jan 12,2017   8:46 pm
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Remembering Swami Vivekananda on his 154th birth anniversary, a book titled "Himalaya Mein Vivekananda" written by former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal was launched here on Thursday. View More..

Days turn cold, nights colder across north India (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jan 12,2017   8:22 pm
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Just as most of us were tempted to believe that the winter won't be that cold this time round, a sudden change in weather conditions across north India has sent a chill down the spine. View More..