Badrinath Assembly Election 2017

Current Trends of Badrinath

The Congress is facing anti-incumbency sentiment in Badrinath assembly constituency. In 2014 parliamentary general elections, the BJP candidate from Garhwal Lok Sabha seat, Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri, had established a lead of 19542 votes over his nearest Congress rival Harak Singh Rawat in the Badrinath assembly segment.

Badrinath Electoral History and Background

Rajendra Singh Bhandri is the sitting MLA of Badrinath assembly seat which he won in 2012 on behalf of Congress by defeating his nearest BJP rival Prem Ballabh Bhatt by a handsome margin of 10201 votes in a bipolar contest. In that election to the seat, while Rajendra Singh Bhandri, who is now a minister in the Harish Rawat led Congress government, polled 21492 votes, the BJP nominee received 11291 votes. The remaining seven contestants forfeited their deposits.

In 2007, Kedar Singh Fonia of BJP had won the seat by defeating then sitting Congress legislator Ansuya Prsad Mekhuri who had emerged victorious from the seat in 2002 by defeating the former.

One of the three assembly constituencies located in the Chamoli district in Uttrakhand, Badrinath assembly constituency is constituted by the areas covered by Joshimath Tehsil as well as KC Chamoli, Chamoli MB of Chamoli Tehsil and Pokhari Tehsil.

Badrinath is one of the fourteen assembly segments the combination of which creates the Lok Sabha constituency of Garhwal.

Tharali, Karnprayag, Kedarnath, Rudraprayag, Deoprayag, Narendranagar, Yamkeshwar, Pauri, Srinagar, Chaubattakhal, Lansdowne, Kotdwar and Ramnagar are the other thirteen assembly constituencies within Garhwal parliamentary constituency.

In the 2012 assembly election to Badrinath, the constituency had a total of 85758 registered voters. Of them, 44916 were males and 40842 were female voters.