Uttarakhand Assembly Election Results 2017: BJP uproots Congress, Harish Rawat tenders resignation from CM's post

Uttarakhand Assembly Election Results 2017: BJP uproots Congress, Harish Rawat tenders resignation from CM's post

"Am overjoyed that BJP has received unprecedented support from all sections of society. Huge support from the youth is gladdening", tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Bharatiya Janata Party is forming the government in Uttarakhand, the party had won 56 seats till the last reports came in , whereas, Congress was able to get 11 seats. Chief Minister  Harish Rawat, who lost from Haridwar rural and Kichha, two  seats on which he was contesting, tendered resignation from the post. In a first major set back for the Bharatiya Janata Party, Ajay Bhatt, the state President and sitting MLA lost Ranikhet seat. Earlier on March 9, Uttarakhand exit polls suggested that it is Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which would form the government in the state. As per India Today-Axis My India exit poll, the BJP was set to wrest power in Uttarakhand, winning 46-53 seats in the 70-member assembly while the India News-MRC and ABP-Lokniti predicted 38 and 34-42 seats for BJP while 30 and 23-29 seats for Congress respectively. The high-pitched battle was fought mainly between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress. Maximum voting was reported from Haridwar which was Harish Rawat’s  constituency — followed by 63 per cent in Uttarkashi.

Here are the highlights:

5: 09 PM: BJP had won 56 seats till the last reports came in ,whereas, Congress was able to get 11 seats.

5.00 PM: “I congratulate Narendra Modi and the BJP on their victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand”, says Congress Vice- President, Rahul Gandhi.

 

3:58 PM: “Am overjoyed that BJP has received unprecedented support from all sections of society. Huge support from the youth is gladdening”, tweets Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

3:40 PM: Chief Minister Harish Rawat accepts defeat while tendering resignation.

3:20 PM: As Congress loses badly in the state, Harish Rawat tenders resignation from the post of Chief Minister

3:00 PM: In a first major set back for the Bharatiya Janata Party, Ajay Bhatt, the state President and sitting MLA loses Ranikhet seat.

2:00 PM: With Bharatiya Janata Party wining total of 39 seats, it is all set to form the govt. Till now Congress has been able to get 9 seats.

1:45 PM: As per the latest update, Bharatiya Janata Party has won 29 seats, Congress gets 4

1:15 PM: Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Harish Rawat is all set to tender resignation at 3 PM, claims sources.

12:50 PM: Till now, the Bharatiya Janata Party has won 17 seats, whereas, Congress has got 2 seats.

12:24 PM: In a huge setback, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat loses Kichha seat.

12:05 PM: As per the latest trends, Bharatiya Janata Party  is leading on 55 seats in the hilly state.

11:45 AM:

11:16 AM: On the Kichha seat,  Bharatiya Janata Party’s Rajesh Shukla is ahead of Chief Minister Harish Rawat by total of 2509 votes.

11: 05 AM: In Haridwar rural constituency, Harish Rawat is trailing with over 11, 000 votes to BJP’s Yatishwaranand.

10: 45 AM: According to Election Commission, BJP is leading in 52 seats, as per the Election Commission.

10: 33 AM: Latest trends from Uttarakhand show that BJP is leading in 50 seats, Congress in  10 and others in 4 seats

10:23 AM: Bharatiya Janata Party is now leading in 52 seats , Congress is ahead in  15 whereas others are leading in 4 seats.

10: 10 AM: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) crosses halfway mark  in the state in Uttarakhand.

10: 00 AM: Latest trends from the Uttarakhand show BJP leading on  37 seats, Congress on  7 seats and others  on 2 seats.

 

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9:43 AM: Rajesh Shukla from BJP leading in Kichha as compared to Harish Rawat with a margin of 1656 votes

9:34 AM: Chief Minister Harish Rawat lagging behind BJP candidate Yatishwaranand by over 3000 votes

9:25 AM: As the counting in Uttarakhand is underway, Chief Minister Harish Rawat is  now trailing from the Haridwar Rural seat.

9:17 AM: Chief Minister Harish Rawat leading from Haridwar Rural seat.

9:14 AM:

9:08 AM: As per early trends, CM Harish Rawat lagging

9:00 AM: Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress both are leading on 10 seats each.

8:52 AM: Bharatiya Janata Party leading in 5 seats, Congress in 4 as counting underway.

8:49 AM: Congress leading in Uttarakhand according to latest update

8:45 AM: Leader of opposition Ajay Bhatt is contesting on Ranikhet seats

8:41 AM: Latest update on Uttarakhand Assembly Election Results 2017

8: 34 AM: Around 864 counting tables have been arranged from where counting for 10,854 polling stations will take place.

8:23 AM: Earlier, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat  said, “We will win with full majority.”

8:19 AM: As counting is underway, extensive arrangements have been made where 637 candidates from 70 seats waiting for the results

8:15 AM: During the campaign BJP had accused Chief Minister Harish Rawat of turning ‘Devbhoomi’ (land of gods) into ‘loot bhoomi’ (land of looters),

8:12 AM: Both Modi and Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi have run an extensive campaign in the hill state trying to woo voters.

8:08 AM:  For the first time voter verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines were used in Uttarakhand elections.

8:04 AM: The voter turnout of 68% was registered on the 69 seats of Uttarakhand Legsilative Assembly that held election on 15 February.

8:00 AM: Counting of votes in the 5 states-Manipur, Punjab, UP, Uttarakhand & Goa, begins.

7: 50 AM: Heavy security deployed in Uttarakhand as counting is set to begin.

7: 45 AM: Harish Rawat is contesting from two seats: Kichcha in Udhamsingh Nagar district and Haridwar (rural) in Haridwar district

7:39 AM: A BJP leader had said on Friday that if the party gets more than 38 seats, it will only be due to PM Narendra Modi.

7:34 AM: Incumbent Chief Minister Harish Rawat is the only man standing and wouldn’t likely be facing any contest if Congress manage a win here. He is poised to come out as a strong regional leader if at all Congress wins.

7:32 AM: Maximum voting was reported from Haridwar (65 per cent) — where Chief Minister Harish Rawat is a candidate in one of the constituencies — followed by 63 per cent in Uttarkashi.

7:30 AM: Counting of the votes will start at 8 am. On 15 February 2017, out of 70 seats, Uttarakhand went for polling on 69 seats. Voting on Karnaprayag constituency was postponed to 9th March 2017 due to the death of BSP Candidate Kuldeep Kanwasi in a road accident.

 

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