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


Promising youngsters surface in junior national boxing

    Updated On : Dec 12,2018   10:02 pm
Chandigarh, Dec 12 (IANS) The fancied boxers in both men and women sections moved up a rung on the opening day of the Junior National Boxing Championships here on Wednesday. View More..

Rain, snow intensify cold wave in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Dec 12,2018   2:38 pm
Dehradun, Dec 12 (IANS) The cold wave has intensified in most parts of Uttarakhand after a fresh bout of snowfall and rains in the past 24 hours, an official said on Wednesday. Rains in the plains and snowfall in the hill tracts of the state have caused a fall in the temperature in most places. View More..

Mercury drops in Uttarakhand after fresh bout of snowfall

    Updated On : Dec 11,2018   7:16 am
Dehradun, Dec 11 (IANS) With a fresh bout of snowfall in Uttarakhand, the mercury has dropped in the hill state and many neighbouring areas as well, an official of the regional Met Department said on Tuesday. View More..

Upset over 'ban' in Uttarakhand: 'Kedarnath' director Abhishek Kapoor

    Updated On : Dec 10,2018   12:28 am
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Kedarnath director Abhishek Kapoor is no stranger to ups and down in his career. If "Kai Po Che" and "Rock On" established him as a director of substance, "Fitoor" brought him down with a thud. But now with his new film "Kedarnath", Abhishek is riding high again. He speaks to Subhash K Jha about the ban in Uttarakhand and the film being accused of promoting "Love-Jihad": View More..

'Kedarnath' director urges Uttarakhand government to lift 'ban'

    Updated On : Dec 09,2018   11:24 am
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) "Kedarnath" director Abhishek Kapoor has urged the Uttarakhand government to lift a ban on the movie. View More..

'Kedarnath' not to release in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Dec 07,2018   5:10 pm
Dehradun, Dec 7 (IANS) The Sara Ali Khan-Sushant Rajput starrer Bollywood film "Kedarnath' will not be released in the hill state of Uttarakhand, an official said on Friday. View More..

Sara Ali Khan is a professional, says Tarun Gahlot

    Updated On : Dec 07,2018   12:54 pm
Mumbai, Dec 7 (IANS) After working with debutante actress Sara Ali khan in "Kedarnath", actor Tarun Gahlot seems to be in awe of her. View More..

Uttarakhand HC refuses stay on 'Kedarnath' release

    Updated On : Dec 06,2018   1:56 pm
Dehradun, Dec 6 (IANS) The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday refused to stay the release of forthcoming Bollywood film "Kedarnath", starring debutante Sara Ali Khan along with Sushant Singh Rajput. View More..

Over 1,000 players register for IPL 2019 auction

    Updated On : Dec 05,2018   6:30 pm
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Maintaining a trend, 1003 players, including 232 overseas cricketers, have signed up for the Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction set to take place in Jaipur on December 18, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Wednesday. View More..

My attempt is to avoid similar kind of films: Abhishek Kapoor (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Dec 04,2018   12:18 pm
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Abhishek Kapoor, who is gearing up for his next directorial "Kedarnath", says his attempt as a filmmaker is not to repeat himself with a similar kind of films on the big screen. View More..

Tremors felt in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Dec 04,2018   12:04 pm
Dehradun, Dec 4 (IANS) A quake measuring 3 on the Richter scale was felt in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand early on Tuesday forcing residents to rush out of their houses, officials said. View More..

Uttarakhand gets three new High Court judges

    Updated On : Dec 03,2018   2:22 pm
Dehradun, Dec 3 (IANS) Three judges appointed to the Uttarakhand High Court were sworn-in at Nainital on Monday. View More..

Army Colonel attacked by bear in Uttarakhand, airlifted to Delhi

    Updated On : Nov 30,2018   9:12 pm
Dehradun, Nov 30 (IANS) A Colonel posted in Uttarakhand was seriously injured after an attack from a bear in the Joshimath region, officials said on Friday. View More..

IIT-D-built sensor could prevent elephant deaths on railway tracks

    Updated On : Nov 30,2018   11:28 am
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Elephant deaths on railway tracks may be averted when a sensor built by a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) is put to test. If all goes well, it may be installed along the tracks frequented by elephants and prevent their cruel deaths. View More..

India, China for 'early harvest' talks on border

    Updated On : Nov 26,2018   3:16 pm
Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) India and China will have "early harvest" talks on their vexed border dispute as many agreements have been reached by both sides since their top leaders met in Wuhan, Beijing said on Monday. View More..

Uttarakhand cabinet ratifies renaming Jolly Grant airport after Vajpayee

    Updated On : Nov 25,2018   7:44 pm
Dehradun, Nov 25 (IANS) The Uttarakhand cabinet has ratified a proposal to rename the Jolly Grant airport in the state capital after late prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, an official said on Sunday. View More..

Satluj Jal Vidyut building 1,572 MW hydro projects: CMD

    Updated On : Nov 25,2018   7:06 pm
Shimla, Nov 25 (IANS) State-run Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL) on Sunday said it's currently building hydro power projects totalling 1,572 megawatts (MW). View More..

A big earthquake might be waiting to strike Delhi NCR (Comment)

    Updated On : Nov 25,2018   11:56 am
If a large magnitude earthquake occurs in the near future in the northwest (NW) Himalayas region as predicted by a recent study, the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi would suffer very heavy damage. View More..

India, China pledge to resolve border dispute at earliest

    Updated On : Nov 24,2018   8:12 pm
Beijing, Nov 24 (IANS) India and China on Friday pledged to resolve their decades-long boundary dispute by intensifying their efforts to find a mutually acceptable solution to the vexed issue at the earliest. View More..

No dispute on what is to be built at Ayodhya, Centre should bring law for Ram temple: Bhagwat

    Updated On : Nov 24,2018   5:28 pm
Haridwar, Nov 24 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said that there was no dispute as to what should be built at Ayodhya, reiterating his demand that the Centre enact a law for a Ram temple in the Uttar Pradesh town. View More..