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Assembly elections 2017: Uttarakhand to go for polls on February 15, vote counting on March 11

Voters Of 70 Constituencies In Uttarakhand Will Exercise Their Franchise On February 15 In An Election That Has Seen The Ruling Congress And BJP In A Bitter Rivalry In The Past Few Months.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 13 Jan 2017, 05:13:51 PM
Uttarakhand assembly election map

New Delhi:

Voters of 70 constituencies in Uttarakhand will exercise their franchise on February 15 in an election that has seen the ruling Congress and BJP in a bitter rivalry in the past few months.

The election is also crucial for chief minister Harish Rawat who saw a major revolt against himself by his own party's MLAs which caused his ouster from power and imposition of President's rule in the state which lasted for nearly two months till his reinstatement after the intervention of courts.

According to the schedule announced by the Election Commission, the vote counting for the hill state will be held on March 11.

Here is the full election schedule:

Date of Notification: Jan 20

Last date of nomination: Jan 27

Last date of scrutiny: Jan 28

Last date of withdrawal of candidates: Jan 30

Election Date: Feb 15

Uttarakhand state profile

Ruling party- Indian National Congress

Chief minister- Harish Rawat

Main opposition  party- BJP

Total seats- 70

Term ends on- 26 March, 2017

Uttarakhand election schedule map
Uttarakhand election schedule map

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First Published : 04 Jan 2017, 01:34:00 PM

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