Dwarahat Assembly Election 2017

Current Trends of Dwarahat

Uttarakhand Kranti Dal, which had won one seat in 2012, has a strong presence in the Dwarahat assembly constituency. In the 2014 Lok Sabha general elections, Dwarahat assembly constituency had given a handsome lead of 11969 votes to BJP’s Ajay Tamta.

Dwarahat Electoral History and Background

Dwarahat assembly seat is currently held by Congress legislator Madan Singh Bisht who won the seat in 2012 by defeating his nearest UKDP rival and then sitting MLA Pushpesh Tripathi by a margin of 3326 votes in a triangular contest. In that election to the seat while 14798 votes were received by Madan Singh Bisht, the UKDP candidate got 11472 votes and was followed by BJP candidate Narendra Singh who received 11096 votes. Pramod Kumar, who entered the fray on a BSP ticket, was relegated to the fourth place with 2004 votes.

Pushpesh Tripathi had won the Dwarahat assembly seat in 2007 on behalf of UKDP. Bipin Chandra Tripathi had emerged victorious as a nominee of the UKDP in 2002.

One of the six assembly constituencies located in the Almora district of Uttrakhand, Dwarahat assembly constituency is formed by the areas covered by Dwarahat Tehsil and Choukhuttiya Tehsil.

Dwarahat is one of the fourteen assembly segments falling under the Lok Sabha constituency of Almora. Bageshwar, Kapkote, Gangolihat, Dwarahat, Dharchula, Pithoragarh, Salt, Ranikhet, Someshwar, Almora, Jageshwar, Lohagat and Champawat are the other thirteen assembly constituencies within Almora parliamentary constituency.

In the 2012 assembly election to Dwarahat, the constituency had a total of registered 84170 voters. Of them, 40667 were males and 43503 were female voters.