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

Rain, thundershowers likely this week: Met

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   9:10 pm
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The weather department here on Sunday predicted light rain and thundershowers for the coming days as another western disturbance is about to hit the northwest plains, including Delhi-NCR on Monday. View More..

Maj Bisht's marriage preparations turn into cremation

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   8:00 pm
Feb 17 (IANS) The family of Major Chitresh Singh Bisht were preparing for his marriage on March 7. But in a cruel twist of fate, they on Sunday were readying for his cremation. View More..

Situation still tense around educational institutes in Dehradun

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   4:20 pm
Dehradun, Feb 17 (IANS) In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, the Uttarakhand Police is having to tackle rumour mongering and alleged offensive posts on social media, even as the situation remained tense on Sunday in and around the educational institutes where some Kashmiri students are studying. View More..

Curfew continues in Jammu

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   8:56 am
Jammu, Feb 17 (IANS) A curfew in Jammu continued for a third consecutive day on Sunday with the authorities saying that it will remain in force until the law and order situation improves in the city. View More..

Major dies while defusing landmine near LoC in Rajouri

    Updated On : Feb 16,2019   9:56 pm
Jammu, Feb 16 (IANS) The Army Major who was killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district near the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday died while defusing a landmine, Army said. View More..

Last rites of 2 CRPF troopers from Uttarakhand done with state honours

    Updated On : Feb 16,2019   4:32 pm
Dehradun, Feb 16 (IANS) Thousands of people on Saturday bade a tearful adieu to the two CRPF troopers from Uttarakhand who were killed in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir as their remains were consigned to flames. View More..

Rs 25 lakh each for 3 Pulwama martyrs' families

    Updated On : Feb 15,2019   8:22 pm
Dehradun, Feb 15 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister T.S. Rawat on Friday announced an ex gratia of Rs 25 lakh each for the family members of the state's three CRPF troopers who were killed in the deadly attack in Pulwama in Kashmir on Thursday. View More..

Rain, snowfall continue in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Feb 15,2019   6:38 pm
Dehradun, Feb 15 (IANS) The higher reaches of Uttarakhand received fresh snowfall on Friday, while the lower areas were lashed by heavy rain. View More..

Modified Route Dispersal Policy takes a toll on air services in Northeast

    Updated On : Feb 15,2019   3:30 pm
Agartala/Aizawl, Feb 15 (IANS) With the number of flights to and from the northeastern states witnessing a sharp decline over the past several months, passengers from the region are facing severe difficulties travelling to other parts of the country. View More..

Look out circular issued against Hotel Aprit Palace owners: Crime Branch

    Updated On : Feb 14,2019   10:38 pm
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Probing the Hotel Arpit Palace fire in which 17 people were killed, the Crime Branch of Delhi Police here on Thursday issued a look out circular against its owners who have been absconding after the incident, said a senior Crime Branch officer. View More..

Bad weather forces PM to cancel Rudrapur trip

    Updated On : Feb 14,2019   7:06 pm
Dehradun, Feb 14 (IANS) Inclement weather on Thursday forced Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cancel his rally at Rudrapur in Udhamsingh Nagar district of Uttarakhand, a top BJP leader said. View More..

BJP veterans including Advani may contest Lok Sabha polls

    Updated On : Feb 14,2019   5:28 pm
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) BJP veterans, including L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, are likely to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, notwithstanding an informal bar on those above 75 years occupying ministerial and organisational posts. View More..

Prime Minister visits Corbett National Park

    Updated On : Feb 14,2019   4:22 pm
Dehradun, Feb 14 (IANS) Taking time off from his busy schedule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand to see the wildlife that included tigers and elephants. View More..

Construction of Himachal dam will start this year: CM

    Updated On : Feb 13,2019   4:18 pm
Shimla, Feb 13 (IANS) The construction of a water storage dam in Himachal Pradesh that will provide water to the national capital and five other states will commence by the year end, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Wednesday. View More..

Uttarakhand to get National Law University (Lead, Correcting day)

    Updated On : Feb 13,2019   4:06 pm
Dehradun, Feb 13 (IANS) The Centre has decided to set up a National Law University in Uttarakhand, an official statement said here on Wednesday. View More..

Uttarakhand to get a national law university

    Updated On : Feb 13,2019   3:10 pm
Dehradun, Feb 13 (IANS) The Centre has decided to set up a national law university in Uttarakhand, an official statement said here on Thursday. View More..

Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die

    Updated On : Feb 13,2019   2:36 pm
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die on Wednesday after it returned the vote-on-account, Finance Bill and Appropriation Bill to the Lok Sabha without any discussion and passed two other bills. View More..

Rain, snow predicted in J-K, Himachal, Uttarkhand

    Updated On : Feb 12,2019   11:40 pm
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The northern parts of the country are in for another cold spell with the weather office predicting "a fairly widespread to widespread" rain or snow over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh from Wednesday till Friday and over Uttarakhand for two days from Thursday. View More..

Uttarakhand to bring stringent law against spurious liquor

    Updated On : Feb 12,2019   9:30 pm
Feb 12 (IANS) Facing widespread criticism over a hooch tragedy that left over 100 people dead in the state and neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, the Uttarakhand government on Tuesday announced a house committee would probe the incident and it would also enact a stringent law against spurious liquor. View More..

Uttarakhand to launch bill against spurious liquor

    Updated On : Feb 12,2019   4:26 pm
Dehradun, Feb 12 (IANS) The Uttarakhand government on Tuesday decided to launch a bill to curb spurious liquor in the state, days after 36 people died due to its consumption. View More..