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


Sanitation coverage up to 65.07% till July: Government

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   10:38 pm
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government on Thursday said that the Swachh Bharat Mission has picked up great momentum, with the sanitation coverage increasing from 41.80 per cent in October 2014 to 65.07 per cent in July 2017, and is hopeful of achieving its target by October 2019. View More..

Kovind led in 21 states, benefited from cross-voting too

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   9:02 pm
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind led in 21 states as also in both houses of Parliament over his rival Meira Kumar to register a thumping victory in the Presidential election, apart from cross-voting by those from the SP, Trinamool Congress and AAP. View More..

Man of humble beginnings, Ram Nath Kovind rose from the ranks (Profile)

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   8:08 pm
A man of humble origin and a low-profile leader, Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India and will be the second Dalit to occupy the top constitutional post. View More..

'Unlike many states, Delhi had no power tariff hike since 2014'

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   6:42 pm
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) While many Indian states have hiked electricity tariffs in the last few years, rates in Delhi were last increased in 2014, distribution companies (discoms) in the national capital have represented to the state regulator, according to an industry source here on Thursday. View More..

UP-Uttarakhand resolve long-pending pension standoff

    Updated On : Jul 20,2017   12:16 pm
Dehradun, July 20 (IANS) A long-pending dispute between Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand has been resolved after mediation by the Centre, an official said on Thursday. View More..

SSB averts explosion in Haridwar

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   9:08 pm
Dehradun, July 19 (IANS) The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has averted an explosion at a parking camp in Haridwar in Uttarakhand, an official said on Wednesday. View More..

Violence rocks Himachal after gang-rape, murder; suspect kills fellow accused

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   6:30 pm
Shimla, July 19 (IANS) In a twist to the sensational gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Himachal Pradesh, the prime suspect allegedly murdered a fellow accused in the case in the police lock-up on Wednesday, the police said. View More..

HP girl's gang-rape, murder suspect kills lock-up inmate

    Updated On : Jul 19,2017   3:22 pm
Shimla, July 19 (IANS) In a twist to the sensational gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Himachal Pradesh, the prime suspect allegedly murdered a fellow accused in the case in the police lock-up on Wednesday, the police said. View More..

16 states register 100% voting in presidential poll

    Updated On : Jul 18,2017   11:16 pm
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Sixteen states and a union territory registered 100 per cent polling in presidential election, official figures released here said on Tuesday. View More..

NHAI working on four-laning of NH-87 section: Minister

    Updated On : Jul 18,2017   10:04 pm
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The NHAI is working on four-laning of the Rampur-Kathgodam section of National Highway-87, Union Minster Mansukh Lal Mandaviya told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. View More..

Protests continue in Himachal over gang rape, murder of girl

    Updated On : Jul 18,2017   6:10 pm
Shimla, July 18 (IANS) Massive protests continued in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday over the gang rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Shimla district. The family of the victim suspect that the 'real culprits', who belong to high-profile families, have gotten away 'scot-free'. View More..

Kovind vs Meira: Presidential contest sees near 100% voting (Intro Roundup)

    Updated On : Jul 18,2017   12:04 am
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Lawmakers across India voted on Monday to elect the country's 14th President in a contest in which the ruling NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind has an overwhelming edge over opposition-backed Meira Kumar. View More..

Kovind vs Meira: Presidential contest sees near 100% voting (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   9:30 pm
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Lawmakers across India voted on Monday to elect the country's 14th President in a contest in which the ruling NDAs candidate Ram Nath Kovind has an overwhelming edge over opposition-backed Meira Kumar. View More..

Modi congratulates Naidu

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   9:18 pm
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu after he was named the NDA candidate for the Vice President's election on August 5. View More..

Presidential poll sees near 100% voting

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   7:54 pm
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The election to choose Indias 14th President saw almost 100 per cent voting on Monday with Lok Sabha Secretary and Returning Officer Anoop Mishra terming it "probably the highest turnout ever". View More..

Ministers, legislators vote in Uttarakhand for presidential poll

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   3:20 pm
Dehradun, July 17 (IANS) Many senior ministers and legislators in Uttarakhand, including Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, cast their votes in the presidential election on Monday. View More..

Himachal to refer gang rape-murder case to CBI

    Updated On : Jul 14,2017   6:12 pm
Shimla, July 14 (IANS) Sensing growing public outrage over the gang rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Shimla district, the Himachal Pradesh government on Friday agreed to recommend a CBI probe into the case. View More..

CBI probe sought into girl's rape-murder

    Updated On : Jul 14,2017   3:20 pm
Shimla, July 14 (IANS) Accusing police of shielding the "real culprits" in the gang rape and murder of a schoolgirl, residents of a Himachal Pradesh town on Friday blocked a national highway and gheraoed a police station to demand a CBI probe into the case. View More..

More money for education in key states, but little progress in learning

    Updated On : Jul 14,2017   1:30 pm
Even though six of India's least developed states -- among eight high-focus states in government jargon -- spent more on education per elementary school student in 2014-2015 when compared to 2011-2012, learning outcomes of students did not improve, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of expenditure data and learning outcomes. View More..

Uttarakhand records two swine flu deaths

    Updated On : Jul 14,2017   9:42 am
Dehradun, July 14 (IANS) Two persons have died in the Uttarakhand capital here due to swine flu, an official said on Friday. View More..