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

Man held for sending obscene videos to women

    Updated On : Mar 28,2017   2:58 pm
Gurugram, March 28 (IANS) A man was arrested from Punjab by Gurugram police for sending vulgar videos to a saleswoman and a woman police officer who was investigating the case after a complaint was registered against him. View More..

Devotees throng Himachal temples as Navratri begins

    Updated On : Mar 28,2017   10:28 am
Shimla, March 28 (IANS) Thousands of devotees thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday on the first day of the nine-day long Chaitra Navratri festival. View More..

Cycling competition to start from April 8

    Updated On : Mar 27,2017   10:22 pm
Dehrahun, March 27 (IANS) The third edition of Uttarakhand Himalayan MTB championship will be held from April 8 to April 16, organisers said here on Monday. View More..

Himalayan MTB cycling competition to start from April 8

    Updated On : Mar 27,2017   7:36 pm
Dehrahun, March 27 (IANS) The third edition of the Uttarakhand Himalayan MTB championship will be held from April 8 to 16, organisers said here on Monday. View More..

Inter-state ATM theft gang busted in Odisha

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   7:36 pm
Bhubaneswar, March 26 (IANS) Odisha Police on Sunday claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of ATM looters, with the arrest of a main accused from Uttarakhand. View More..

Sonia returns from US after health check-up

    Updated On : Mar 24,2017   11:36 pm
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have returned from the US where Sonia Gandhi had gone for health check-up, the party said on Friday. View More..

Jumpin Heights completes 50,000 bungee jumps

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   6:12 pm
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), March 23 (IANS) Jumpin Heights, the country's highest bungee jumping platform, on Thursday completed 50,000 bungee jumps in a record of sorts. View More..

Kharge, Ananth Kumar spar over Anganwadi workers

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   3:56 pm
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar got into a war of words in the Lok Sabha on Thursday as the former raised the issue of the wages of Anganwadi workers. View More..

Uttarakhand CM Rawat meets Modi, union ministers

    Updated On : Mar 22,2017   10:00 pm
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed issues related to state's development. View More..

'20 UP ministers, four from Uttarakhand face criminal cases'

    Updated On : Mar 21,2017   9:34 pm
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The new Uttar Pradesh government has 20 ministers with criminal cases against them, Uttarakhand four, and Punjab two, a report said on Tuesday. View More..

Majority find chewable tobacco easily available despite ban: Survey

    Updated On : Mar 21,2017   6:56 pm
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) A survey participated in by more than 10,000 people found that majority of them have chewable tobacco easily available in their cities despite a Supreme Court ban on the product. View More..

Government warns of fraud in the name of Beti Bachao scheme

    Updated On : Mar 21,2017   3:12 pm
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Issuing a stern warning against spurious schemes being floated in the name of 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' scheme, the central government has advised people against falling into the trap of such frauds. View More..

Congress to review poll performance on Rahul's return

    Updated On : Mar 20,2017   10:36 pm
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Congress said on Monday that party's central leadership will review its performance in the assembly polls and introspect on reasons for the party's defeat in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. View More..

Yogi takes charge of UP, Modi calls for 'Uttam Pradesh' (Roundup)

    Updated On : Mar 19,2017   5:46 pm
Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Firebrand leader Yogi Adityanath on Sunday took charge of Uttar Pradesh as its 21st Chief Minister, heading a 47-member ministry that included known Hindutva faces and political turncoats. View More..

PM greets Adityanath, hopes record development in UP

    Updated On : Mar 19,2017   4:56 pm
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and voiced confidence in the "new team" to make Uttar Pradesh a "Uttam Pradesh" by doing "record development". View More..

Celebrations in Yogi's Uttarakhand village

    Updated On : Mar 19,2017   4:38 pm
Dehradun, March 19 (IANS) Celebrations broke out in Panchur, the native village in Uttarakhand of Yogi Adityanath, after he was sworn in as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday afternoon. View More..

People coming together for creation of new India: Modi

    Updated On : Mar 18,2017   10:28 pm
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the country's people are coming together to create a "new India" and stressed that people's power is more important than government power. View More..

Did Yogi arm-twist Shah, Modi into decision making?

    Updated On : Mar 18,2017   9:40 pm
Lucknow, March 18 (IANS) It was not after all as smooth an operation for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah to pick the new Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister as it was in other states like Maharashtra, Haryana, Assam, Goa and Uttarakhand. There were many in the race, some of them the favourites of the two most powerful men in the country. View More..

Trivendra Rawat sworn in as Uttarakhand CM (Intro Roundup)

    Updated On : Mar 18,2017   8:36 pm
Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) BJP leader and long-time Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Trivendra Singh Rawat on Saturday took over as the ninth Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. View More..

A firebrand, saffron-robed Yogi is the new UP 'Mahant' (Profile)

    Updated On : Mar 18,2017   8:34 pm
Lucknow, March 18 (IANS) Yogi Adityanath, the saffron clad, diminutive Chief Minister-designate of Uttar Pradesh, evokes strong sentiments in the eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh. View More..