Revolt of Harak Singh Rawat has the potential of damaging the prospects of the Congress. In 2014 parliamentary general elections, the BJP candidate from Garhwal Lok Sabha seat, Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri, had established a lead of 16179 votes over his nearest Congress rival Harak Singh Rawat in the Rudraprayag assembly segment.
Rudraprayag assembly seat is currently held by Harak Singh Rawat who won the seat in 2012 on behalf of Congress by defeating the then sitting BJP legislator Matbar Singh Kandari by a margin of 1326 votes in a bipolar contest. In that election to the seat while 15469 votes were received by Harak Singh Rawat, Matbar Singh Kandari got 14143 votes and was followed by independent candidate Bharat Singh Chaudhary who received 7988 votes.
Harak Singh Rawat, a former minister, had revolted against Chief Minister Harish Rawat who won the trust votes after the intervention of the Supreme Court. Harak Singh Rawat had won the Lansdowne assembly seat in 2002 and 2007 on Congress’s ticket. On both occasions, Bharat Singh Rawat of BJP was his nearest rival.
Earlier Rudraprayag assembly seat was represented by Matbar Singh Kandari from 2002 to 2012 on behalf of the BJP.
One of the two assembly constituencies located in the district of the same name in Uttrakhand, Rudryaprayag assembly constituency is constituted by the areas covered by KC Rudraprayag, Rudraprayag NP of Rudraprayag Tehsil and Jakholi Tehsil.
Rudraprayag is one of the fourteen assembly segments the combination of which creates the Lok Sabha constituency of Garhwal.
Kedarnath, Karnprayag, Tharali, Badrinath, 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 Rudraprayag, the constituency had a total of registered 85984 voters. Of them, 43190 were males and 42794 were female voters.