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


Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   7:04 pm
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram topping the list. View More..

Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   5:40 pm
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram topping the list. View More..

Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   3:22 pm
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Thiruvananthapuram topping the list. View More..

Exploring Kumaon through its art, craftsmanship and woodwork (Book Review)

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   11:02 am
Book: In the Shadow of the Devi: Kumaon; Author: Manju Kak; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 255; Price: Rs 1995 View More..

Uttarakhand exploring direct bus service to Nepal

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   8:50 am
Dehradun, June 23 (IANS) The Uttarakhand government is working in the direction of starting a direct bus service from the hill state to Nepal, an official said on Friday. View More..

Uttarakhand, Haryana become Open Defecation Free states

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   11:20 pm
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Uttarakhand and Haryana have become the fourth and fifth Open Defecation Free (ODF) states of India under the Swachh Bharat Mission, said an official statement on Thursday. View More..

Foreign tourists do yoga in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Jun 21,2017   1:08 pm
Dehradun, June 21 (IANS) Thousands of people, including a large number of foreign tourists, took part in the third edition of the International Yoga Day across Uttarakhand on Wednesday. View More..

Kashi's Dharti Pakad files nomination for Presidential poll

    Updated On : Jun 20,2017   10:20 pm
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) 'Kashi's Dharti Pakad' Narendra Nath Dubey, who failed to contest for the top constitutional post on last four occasions, on Tuesday again filed his nomination for the July 17 Presidential election. View More..

Eight northern states to share information on criminals

    Updated On : Jun 20,2017   9:14 pm
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) To contain activities of gangsters, drug smugglers, absconders and organised criminals in the northern states, eight states in the region decided on Tuesday in principle for effective coordination, mutual sharing of information and creation of common database about such offenders. View More..

No DJs, hockey sticks in 'kaanwar yatra'

    Updated On : Jun 20,2017   7:06 pm
Dehradun, June 20 (IANS) DJs, hockey sticks and tridents bigger than six inches will not be allowed to be carried by devotees during the annual 'kaanwar yatra' in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand and the National Capital Region, an official said on Tuesday. View More..

Unassuming Ram Nath Kovind has risen from ranks (Profile)

    Updated On : Jun 19,2017   5:14 pm
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A man of humble origin and a low-profile leader, Ram Nath Kovind emerged the dark horse in the presidential race and, if elected, will be the second Dalit President of India. View More..

2013 remains a nightmare for locals in Kedarnath (Four years after)

    Updated On : Jun 19,2017   1:06 pm
Kedarnath (Uttarakhand), June 19 (IANS) Four years after the flash floods wrought death and destruction in this Hindu pilgrim destination in Uttarakhand, its horrors continue to haunt the locals. Reconstruction and relief work have been steady but slow in the devastated area. View More..

Farmers to perform yoga on highways on International Yoga Day

    Updated On : Jun 15,2017   9:06 pm
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Farmers will protest by performing yoga exercises on highways on International Yoga Day on June 21, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) announced here on Thursday. View More..

Hailstorm, thundershower warning in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Jun 15,2017   11:04 am
Dehradun, June 15 (IANS) A warning for thundershowers and hailstorm was sounded in the hill state of Uttarakhand on Thursday. View More..

Two BSP ex-lawmakers, others cross over to BJP in UP

    Updated On : Jun 14,2017   4:06 pm
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Two former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislators and several others joined the ruling BJP here on Wednesday in the presence of BJP state unit chief and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. View More..

Jim Corbett national park to close for monsoon

    Updated On : Jun 14,2017   12:06 pm
Dehradun, June 14 (IANS) With monsoon knocking at the hill state of Uttarakhand, the Jim Corbett tiger reserve and the Rajaji National Park, known for its elephant population, will be closed for tourists Thursday onward, an official said on Wednesday. View More..

Haryana Roadways buses back on roads

    Updated On : Jun 13,2017   11:46 pm
Chandigarh, June 13 (IANS) Employees of Haryana Roadways who went on strike to demand withdrawal of permits to private bus operators called off their strike late on Tuesday evening. Over 4,000 buses, including luxury Volvo buses, were back on the roads, officials said. View More..

33 players named for junior women's hockey national camp

    Updated On : Jun 13,2017   4:44 pm
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Tuesday named 33 players for the junior women's national camp after intensive selection trials conducted under the watchful eyes of High Performance Director David John. View More..

Monsoon to begin in Uttarakhand next week

    Updated On : Jun 13,2017   8:24 am
Dehradun, June 13 (IANS) The monsoon season is expected to begin in Uttarakhand from June 20 even as rains continue to lash the hill state, a weather official said on Tuesday. View More..

Give power of contempt, to book those who try to defame: EC to government

    Updated On : Jun 12,2017   8:50 pm
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The Election Commission has sought the power of contempt to book those who try to defame it by openly questioning the conduct of elections taking advantage of the right to expression. View More..