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

MHA probing Mary Kom's NGO, Rajiv Gandhi Trust, Nasscom

    Updated On : Mar 20,2018   9:54 pm
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) An NGO runby Olympic medalist and Rajya Sabha Member Mary Kom, the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and Nasscom are among 42 organisations being probed by the Union Home Ministry for violating norms under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), the Centre told Parliament on Tuesday. View More..

Leopard mortality on rise, 21 more die in March

    Updated On : Mar 17,2018   7:30 pm
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) At least 21 more leopards lost their lives in the first half of March, taking the toll to 127 this year, according to the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI). View More..

NGT summons Uttarakhand Chief Secretary over Ganga cleaning

    Updated On : Mar 14,2018   8:20 pm
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Unsatisfied over the explanation given by Uttarakhand over cleaning the river Ganga, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday summoned the state's Chief Secretary. View More..

Narayan Rane among 18 BJP candidates announced for Rajya Sabha polls

    Updated On : Mar 11,2018   10:06 pm
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced the names of 18 candidates, including former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane, for the biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha from nine states. View More..

Ambedkar statue vandalised in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Mar 09,2018   2:32 pm
Haridwar, March 9 (IANS) A statue of Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar was on Friday found vandalised by miscreants in a village in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand, sparking tension, police said. View More..

Sridevi's ashes also immersed in Ganga river at Haridwar

    Updated On : Mar 08,2018   11:40 pm
Dehradun, March 8 (IANS) A part of the ashes of Bollywood actress Sridevi were immersed in the holy Ganges in Haridwar in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday by her husband and film producer Boney Kapoor. View More..

Women's Day: President honours 39 with 'Nari Shakti Puraskar'

    Updated On : Mar 08,2018   10:54 pm
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday presented the "Nari Shakti Puraskar" here to 39 individual and institutional awardees from fields as diverse as sport, art, social work, science, conservation, agriculture, education, security, handicrafts and defence. View More..

BJP announces candidates for RS polls, Jaitley shifted to UP from Gujarat

    Updated On : Mar 08,2018   12:40 am
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday renominated to Rajya Sabha all the eight union ministers including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar. View More..

Farmers unions to launch MSP satyagraha for better remuneration

    Updated On : Mar 07,2018   8:40 pm
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Farmers unions on Wednesday decided to launch MSP Satyagraha on March 14 to make agriculturists aware of the losses they incur due to lack of remunerative crop prices and to press for assured Minimum Support Price (MSP). View More..

Voting for 58 Rajya Sabha seats on March 23

    Updated On : Mar 07,2018   3:38 pm
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Voting to elect 58 members to the Rajya Sabha from different states will take place on March 23, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday. View More..

Conservationists sound alarm as India loses 106 leopards in 2 months

    Updated On : Mar 04,2018   1:20 pm
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) A staggering 106 leopards have died in the first two months of this year in forest areas across the country -- a number that conservationists and officials said was alarmingly high for the "vulnerable" feline species in India. View More..

NGT wants action plan over virus in Uttarakhand national park

    Updated On : Mar 01,2018   7:58 pm
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday asked the Uttarakhand government to formulate an action plan to tackle an unidentified virus infecting wildlife in Gangotri National Park. View More..

NGT stalls Char Dham highway project till March 12

    Updated On : Feb 28,2018   11:12 pm
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre and Uttarakhand government over allegations that forest are being cleared without due procedure for widening highway leading to Char Dham in the Himalayas and orally asked the respondents to temporarily halt work till March 12. View More..

PM reviews progress of government projects through PRAGATI

    Updated On : Feb 28,2018   10:20 pm
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reviewed the progress of several projects and the implementation of government schemes through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. View More..

Only 13% of world's tiger conservation areas meet standards: Report

    Updated On : Feb 28,2018   10:06 pm
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Indicating the seriousness of the existential threat tigers face across 11 countries, a report said on Wednesday that only 13 per cent of tiger conservation areas meet global standards. View More..

Pre-monsoon months to be warmer, heat wave earlier: IMD

    Updated On : Feb 28,2018   8:24 pm
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The pre-monsoon months this year -- March, April and May -- will be warmer than normal and the heat wave will hit 16 states, apart from Delhi, earlier due to various reasons, the IMD said on Wednesday. View More..

Come April, government will be more comfortable in Rajya Sabha (News Analysis)

    Updated On : Feb 25,2018   12:12 pm
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Come April, the opposition in the Rajya Sabha may lose its edge in the numbers game and the power to stall any government bill, as the ruling BJP-led NDA coalition is set to catch up with its rivals, though a clear majority will elude them for a while more. View More..

Kerala, Chhattisgarh win National Inclusion Cup

    Updated On : Feb 24,2018   2:34 pm
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Kerala and Chhattisgarh on Saturday emerged champions at the National Inclusion Cup football tournament here. Kerala hammered Vidarbha 8-3 in the men's final, while Chhattisgarh took the top honours in the women's final, beating Uttarakhand 5-3. View More..

Election for 58 Rajya Sabha seats on March 23

    Updated On : Feb 23,2018   8:38 pm
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Biennial election for 58 seats of Rajya Sabha from 16 states will be held on March 23, the Election Commission announced on Friday. View More..

Heavy snowfall on Uttarakhand hills

    Updated On : Feb 22,2018   1:44 pm
Dehradun, Feb 22 (IANS) Heavy snowfall was reported on Thursday from the hilly tracts of Uttarakhand, including Hemkund Saheb, Badrinath and Kedarnath. This has lead to a dip in the mercury. View More..