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


eToilets: Transforming sanitation via technology

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   11:48 am
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Using the toilet in school was an ordeal for 15-year-old Vineetha two years ago because of poor sanitation and cleanliness. A class 10 student at ZPHS Kodurupadu School in Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh, the ordeal is now over with eToilets being installed in the premises. View More..

Himachal saves brilliantly plumaged western tragopan from extinction

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   10:32 am
Shimla, Feb 22 (IANS) As the population of the western tragopan, a brilliantly-coloured Asian pheasant species, hovers on the brink of extinction globally, Himachal Pradesh is engaged in breeding its state bird in captivity. View More..

Sonia not in Rae Bareli campaign schedule

    Updated On : Feb 20,2017   10:26 pm
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who has not campaigned in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh elections, didn't figure in the party's campaign schedule for Tuesday -- the last day to seek votes for the fourth phase of balloting on Thursday. View More..

Lalu to campaign for Congress-Samajwadi alliance

    Updated On : Feb 20,2017   1:34 pm
Patna, Feb 20 (IANS) RJD leader Lalu Prasad left for Lucknow on Monday to campaign for Congress and Samajwadi Party candidates in the ongoing assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. View More..

Driven by male reluctance, contraceptive use falls, population surges

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   3:50 pm
Over the eight years to 2016, as India's population surged, the use of contraceptives declined almost 35 per cent, even as abortions and use of emergency pills -- both with health hazards and side effects -- doubled. View More..

RaGa's elan in UP campaign brings out his new avatar

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   3:30 pm
Lucknow, Feb 18 (IANS) At an election rally in Uttar Pradesh, when Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi imitated the "mitron" idiom of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the audience burst into laughter and cheered him for well over a minute. View More..

Lalu taunts Modi over 'adopted son' remark

    Updated On : Feb 17,2017   6:20 pm
Feb 17 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying that if he is the adopted son of Uttar Pradesh, he should reveal who is his father. View More..

Wild animals don't want trouble from humans: Biologist George Schaller

    Updated On : Feb 17,2017   12:04 pm
Sairopa (Kullu), Feb 17 (IANS) Animals in the wild mostly avoid any encounters with humans - and when they do attack people, it is usually in self-defence, says legendary field biologist George Schaller. View More..

Uttarakhand registers record 68% voting; may touch 70%

    Updated On : Feb 15,2017   8:58 pm
New Delhi/Dehradun, Feb 15 (IANS) Uttarakhand registered a record 68 per cent peaceful polling in the single-phase assembly elections till 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The polling figure may touch 70 per cent, Election Commission officials said. View More..

Poll official in Uttarakhand dies of cardiac arrest

    Updated On : Feb 15,2017   7:22 pm
Dehradun, Feb 15 (IANS) A polling official in Uttarakhand died of heart attack on Wednesday, an official said. View More..

Uttarakhand sees 68% voting

    Updated On : Feb 15,2017   7:00 pm
Dehradun, Feb 15 (IANS) Around 68 per cent polling was witnessed in the Uttarakhand assembly elections on Wednesday, bettering the voting percentage of the past two state polls, officials said. View More..

High voting as polling ends in Uttarakhand (Third Lead)

    Updated On : Feb 15,2017   5:54 pm
Dehradun, Feb 15 (IANS) Assembly elections in Uttarakhand ended on Wednesday in a fight mainly between the ruling Congress and the BJP, with officials saying the vote percentage will be more than in 2012. View More..

Voting picks up in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Feb 15,2017   4:06 pm
Dehradun, Feb 15 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands voted on Wednesday in Uttarakhand to elect a new assembly in a contest mainly between the ruling Congress and the BJP. View More..

Goa liquor traders demand denotification of highways

    Updated On : Feb 15,2017   3:36 pm
Panaji, Feb 15 (IANS) A newly-formed forum of liquor vendors in Goa on Wednesday demanded denotification of state and national highways in the state, in order to insulate liquor outlets along the major roads from the Supreme Court order which bans vends located within 500 metres of notified highways. View More..

Akhilesh most talked about candidate on Facebook

    Updated On : Feb 15,2017   3:24 pm
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) As the assembly elections fight in five states enters the crucial stage, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has emerged as the most talked about candidate on Facebook followed by Navjot Singh Sidhu who recently joined the Congress party in Punjab. View More..

Army pays homage to soldiers killed in Kashmir gunfights

    Updated On : Feb 15,2017   2:18 pm
Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) The Indian Army on Wednesday paid homage to the four soldiers who were killed in operations against militants in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday. View More..

More women delivering in hospitals, but many still dying in childbirth

    Updated On : Feb 15,2017   2:04 pm
Surujmuni Marandi, 24, decided to deliver her baby at the district hospital in Godda, Jharkhand. Like many, she was drawn to the idea of free medical assistance, medicines, nutrition and postnatal care for poor, pregnant women promised by Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), the government programme aimed at reducing Indias high maternal mortality rate (MMR). View More..

Heart attacks - not combat situations - killing 6 BSF men every month!

    Updated On : Feb 15,2017   1:32 pm
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Poor eating habits, unhealthy working conditions, stress and irregular sleep led to 71 cases of cardiac arrest among BSF personnel in 2016 -- or six deaths a month, officials say. View More..

14 per cent voter turnout till 11 a.m. in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Feb 15,2017   11:58 am
Dehradun, Feb 15 (IANS) Owing to inclement weather in some parts of Uttarakhand, voting in the assembly elections was slow in the first few hours, with 14 per cent voter turnout till 11 a.m on Wednesday. View More..

PM appeals UP, Uttarakhand voters to exercise their franchise

    Updated On : Feb 15,2017   11:12 am
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appealed the voters in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand to exercise their franchise and participate in the "festival of democracy". View More..