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

22 Uttarkashi bus accident victims' bodies flown to Indore

    Updated On : May 25,2017   2:40 pm
Dehradun, May 25 (IANS) Bodies of 22 pilgrims, who died in a bus accident in Uttarkashi on Tuesday, were airlifted to Indore in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday by a special aircraft. View More..

Modi government in celebratory mode but concern over Hindutva outfits (Three years of Modi government)

    Updated On : May 25,2017   1:26 pm
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Stepping into its fourth year in power on Friday, the Narendra Modi government is in a celebratory mood after the BJP's stupendous electoral success in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, a modest pick-up in the economy and the imminent roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax across the nation in July. But questions remain over the stridence shown by Hindutva outfits over cow protection, love jihad and other socially volatile issues. View More..

BJP expanding across the country, says Amit Shah

    Updated On : May 25,2017   12:06 am
Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) BJP national President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party was expanding across the country but felt that it has to become strong in south India. View More..

Junior men & women players named for national hockey camps

    Updated On : May 24,2017   5:34 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday selected 53 men and 37 women players for the junior national camps based on their performances in the recently concluded national championships. View More..

Gloom in Indore over death of 24 residents in Uttarkashi accident

    Updated On : May 24,2017   2:56 pm
Indore, May 24 (IANS) A pall of gloom has enveloped Betma and Hatod, in Indore district, after 24 of its residents perished in a bus accident in Uttarkashi. The bodies of the pilgrims will be brought back by train, officials said. View More..

Road accidents big killer in India: Mamata

    Updated On : May 24,2017   2:40 pm
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has reiterated time and again the necessity to rein in speed driving, on Wednesday expressed grief at the loss of lives in a bus accident in Uttarakhand. View More..

Modi announces ex gratia Rs 2 lakh for Uttarakhand victims

    Updated On : May 24,2017   9:22 am
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced ex gratia of Rs two lakh for the next of kin of each of those killed in a bus accident in Uttarakhand. View More..

24 dead as bus plunges into gorge in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : May 24,2017   7:10 am
Dehradun, May 24 (IANS) At least 24 persons were killed and eight others injured when the bus they were travelling in plunged into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand late on Tuesday, police said. View More..

21 pilgrims from MP killed in Uttarakhand bus accident

    Updated On : May 23,2017   11:34 pm
Indore, May 23 (IANS) At least 21 pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh's Indore district were killed and six others injured when their bus plunged in a gorge in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi on Tuesday, officials here said. View More..

Petrol, diesel become cheaper in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : May 23,2017   2:30 pm
Dehradun, May 23 (IANS) With the carbon cess being withdrawn, petrol and diesel have become cheaper in the hill state of Uttarakhand from Tuesday, officials said. View More..

Number of tax slabs should reduce over time, says GST Council official

    Updated On : May 22,2017   10:08 pm
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The number of tax slabs should be reduced to one to two over a period of time, a top Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council official said on Monday. View More..

Boulder falls on bus in Uttarakhand, five killed

    Updated On : May 22,2017   4:28 pm
Nainital, May 22 (IANS) Five persons were killed and over 12 injured in Uttarakhand on Monday when a huge boulder rolled down a hill, fell on a bus and smashed its front completely, police said. View More..

Childbearing expenses push 47% of women into poverty

    Updated On : May 22,2017   1:06 pm
Catastrophic maternal healthcare expenses push 46.6 per cent mothers in India into poverty -- with the illiterate being especially susceptible -- according to a December 2016 study by researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R). The expenses include childbirth, antenatal care and postnatal care expenses. View More..

Tripura polls will be a Waterloo for BJP: Yechury

    Updated On : May 21,2017   8:36 pm
Agartala, May 21 (IANS) The BJP might think it is unstoppable in Indian polls, but the assembly elections in Left-ruled Tripura in February next year would a Waterloo for it, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Sunday. View More..

'Travel responsibly, respect indigenous communities' (May 221 World Biological Diversity Day)

    Updated On : May 21,2017   4:54 pm
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Conserving biodiversity and promoting sustainable tourism by working with local communities needs to be the focus of the tourism industry, say researchers. View More..

Khandu seeks central support for Arunachal's development

    Updated On : May 21,2017   1:48 pm
Gangtok, May 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Pema Khandu has sought the central government's support to ensure all-round development in Arunachal Pradesh. View More..

Rajnath chairs security meet with five CMs, hikes border development funding

    Updated On : May 20,2017   11:48 pm
Gangtok, May 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday chaired the first security review meeting with Chief Ministers of five states bordering China, and enhanced the Central Assistance for Border Area Development Programmes (BADP) from Rs 990 crore to Rs 1,100 crore. View More..

EVM challenge to begin on June 3 (Roundup)

    Updated On : May 20,2017   8:32 pm
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Picking up the gauntlet, the Election Commission on Saturday offered its EVMs for political parties to hack them, if possible, under a "Framework of Challenge" from June 3 but insisted that the machines cannot be tampered with in its custody. View More..

EC picks up gauntlet on EVMs, hacking challenge from June 3

    Updated On : May 20,2017   7:14 pm
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Election Commission on Saturday announced it will hold a hacking challenge from June 3 to prove that its electronic voting machines (EVMs) cannot be tampered with or hacked and came out with a framework of conditions under which this will be done. View More..

Rajnath chairs security review meeting with five CMs

    Updated On : May 20,2017   7:10 pm
Gangtok, May 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired here on Saturday the first security review meeting with Chief Ministers of five states bordering China. View More..