Over 75 lakh voters are set to exercise their franchise during the polling for 69 Vidhan Sabha seats in the hill state of Uttarakhand on February 15. A total of 628 candidates from different parties and independent backgrounds are in fray.
“A total of 10,685 polling booths have been made for the 75,13,547 voters,” an election official said.
While the BJP is accusing the Congress Chief Minister Harish Rawat of turning ‘Devbhoomi’ (land of gods) into ‘loot bhoomi’ (land of looters), the Congress is claiming that BJP makes tall promises and that people of Uttarakhand will reject the appeals by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
During my travels across Uttarakhand, I saw the strong desire among the people to end the loot & corruption patronised by the Congress. pic.twitter.com/PLKmNNyiHS
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 12, 2017
Both Modi and Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi have run an extensive campaign in the hill state trying to woo voters.
The counting of the votes will be held on March 11.
Modi Modi Chants heard louder and only BJP flag waived…Hahaha this is not BJP rally but Its Pappu’s roadshow in Uttarakhand. pic.twitter.com/sHbpNY01dL
— Naina (@NaIna0806) February 12, 2017
In the previous election in 2012, none of the parties won majority but the Indian National Congress formed government with the help of PDF in the leadership of Vijay Bahuguna.
Some Glimpses of @INCIndia VP Shri #RahulGandhi‘s Road Show in #Uttarakhand. @OfficeOfRG @vidyarthee pic.twitter.com/Mk07hq9yN7
— Kunal Choudhary (@KunalChoudhary_) February 13, 2017
Song, dance, and loud claps of support to #RahulGandhi in Uttarakhand. #UttarakhandForCongress pic.twitter.com/ZyRVHewJGX
— KB Byju (@KBByju) February 12, 2017