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


Gurugram man found murdered in Delhi

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   9:28 pm
Gurugram, Dec 16 (IANS) A 28-year-old man, who was abducted after being offered a lift in a car from Gurugram bus stand on Thursday evening, has been found murdered in Delhi, his family has alleged. View More..

NGT bans plastic in Haridwar, Rishikesh

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   1:52 pm
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday reiterated its 2015 order banning the use, sale, manufacturing and storage of plastic items in the pilgrimage towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. View More..

Mythical medicines that I am impatient to try (The Funny Side)

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   11:14 am
I hate it when I want to sneak out of work early, but invisibility pills have not yet been invented. View More..

Snowfall disrupts Kedarnath reconstruction work

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   10:28 am
Dehradun, Dec 15 (IANS) Reconstruction work at the Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand has been suspended due to inclement weather and sub-zero temperature, an official said on Friday. View More..

'BPO scheme creates over 10K jobs, to result in indirect jobs also'

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   4:46 pm
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that 76 operational units under the India BPO Promotion Scheme initially created over 10,000 direct jobs and will create indirect employment 3-4 times this figure. View More..

Is going to temples forbidden, asks Rahul

    Updated On : Dec 12,2017   8:12 pm
Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked if visiting temples was forbidden, adding he felt very nice about it and prayed for the golden future of Gujarat. View More..

Drizzles in Delhi-NCR, dip in maximum temperature likely

    Updated On : Dec 11,2017   8:44 pm
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The national capital saw drizzling at most places on Monday with the weather office saying the light rain showers will continue till Wednesday in the region. View More..

Baseer Ali, Naina Singh win 'Splitsvilla X'

    Updated On : Dec 10,2017   8:02 pm
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Baseer Ali and Naina Singh on Sunday emerged as the winners of dating reality TV show "Splitsvilla X". View More..

Cricketer Jasprit Bumrah's missing grandfather found dead

    Updated On : Dec 10,2017   4:20 pm
Ahmedabad, Dec 10 (IANS) Indian pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah's septuagenarian grandfather Santok Singh -- reported missing for two days -- was found dead here on Sunday. View More..

Did Koyna quake set trend of opposing hydro projects? (December 11 is the 50th anniversary of the Koyna quake)

    Updated On : Dec 10,2017   11:08 am
December 11 is the 50th anniversary of the Koyna earthquake. The tremor claimed 199 lives and caused minor damage to the Koyna dam in Maharashtra and some houses in its vicinity -- but it is an event that affected science, society and engineering. Till the Koyna earthquake, peninsular India was considered quake-free and most big civil engineering projects were constructed under this assumption. View More..

Supporters throng 10, Janpath on Sonia Gandhi's birthday

    Updated On : Dec 09,2017   6:58 pm
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Supporters thronged Congress President Sonia Gandhi's residence to wish her on her 71st birthday on Saturday, on a day when the Congress and BJP locked horns in the first phase of the Gujarat elections, and days before she steps down to make way for her son Rahul Gandhi to take up the party's top post. View More..

Shooting for 'Journey of...' like holidaying for Palash

    Updated On : Dec 09,2017   3:42 pm
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Actor Palash Soni says shooting for his Bollywood debut film "Journey of Bhangover" was like being on a vacation. View More..

The artist who explores abstraction in art through text

    Updated On : Dec 09,2017   1:56 pm
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Artist Jagmohan Bangani, whose solo show "Visual Scriptures" was inaugurated recently and will remain on display till December 24, explores abstraction by using text, words or even a group of words and scripts which we frequently encounter in our daily life. View More..

Nadda reiterates need to enforce Clinical Establishments Act

    Updated On : Dec 08,2017   7:58 pm
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) As the Delhi government cancelled the licence of Max Super Specialty Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Friday reiterated the need for adoption and implementation of the Clinical Establishments Act for better regulation of private hospitals. View More..

Two killed in Uttarakhand road accident

    Updated On : Dec 08,2017   10:58 am
Dehradun, Dec 8 (IANS) Two persons were killed and three critically injured on Friday when a car fell in a deep gorge in Uttarakhand's Lohaghat town, police said. View More..

Nadda directs CMs to implement Clinical Establishment Act

    Updated On : Dec 07,2017   9:44 pm
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Thursday directed all the Chief Ministers to adopt and implement the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010 so that malpractice in private hospitals can be curbed. View More..

Fake 2,000-rupee note was out within 53 days of demonetisation!

    Updated On : Dec 07,2017   12:20 pm
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) It didn't take long for fake notes of 2,000 rupees to start circulating after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation in November 2016, with one of its stated aims being to kill counterfeit currency, official data show. View More..

Moderate quake hits Uttarakhand, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

    Updated On : Dec 06,2017   10:24 pm
New Delhi/Dehradun, Dec 6 (IANS) A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit Uttarakhand on Wednesday night, at around 8.45 p.m., causing tremors in the hill state and adjoining areas, including Delhi and NCR. View More..

Tremors felt in Delhi due to earthquake in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Dec 06,2017   9:24 pm
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Tremors were felt in Delhi and NCR at around 8.45 p.m. on Wednesday that lasted for a few seconds following a moderate earthquake in Uttarakhand. View More..

Pakistani pilgrims visit Uttarakhand for Urs

    Updated On : Dec 06,2017   5:18 pm
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) A total of 152 Pakistani pilgrims are visiting the Kalyar Sharif shrine in Uttarakhand for the annual Urs of Hazrat Khawaja Allauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir. View More..