Uttarakhand election result 2022 Highlights: CM Dhami, Rawat lose their seats

  • Uttarakhand election results 2022 highlights: The Bharatiya Janata Party ducked anti-incumbency to form the government in the hill state for the second straight term
Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami and former CM Harish Rawat lost the polls
Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami and former CM Harish Rawat lost the polls
Updated on Mar 11, 2022 12:37 AM IST
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Uttarakhand election results 2022 highlights: The Bharatiya Janata Party, which changed its chief minister twice in the last year in an effort to shake off anti-incumbency, is set to form the government once again. Several exit polls had predicted a hung assembly in Uttarakhand with the Congress and BJP in a close fight. However, the poll outing turned out to be forgettable for few bigwigs, including chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Congress leader Harish Rawat who lost the polls

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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had also thrown in its hat this time and Delhi chief minister Arvind made several visits to the hill state in an effort to emerge as the third alternative. That attempt does not appear to have been very successful.

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  • Mar 10, 2022 08:54 PM IST

    Ex-CM Khanduri's daughter wins Kotdwar

    BJP's Ritu Khanduri Bhushan, daughter of former Uttarakhand CM BC Khanduri, wins Kotdwar seat by a margin of 3687 votes against Congress' Surendra Singh Negi

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:32 PM IST

    First-time voters ensured BJP's victories in four states, says PM Modi

    "I'm happy that first-time voters participated in the elections and ensured BJP's victories," says PM Modi

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:12 PM IST

    BJP scripted a new history in Uttarakhand: PM Modi

    “BJP has scripted new history in Uttarakhand- for the first time a party has come for a second consecutive term in the state,” said PM Modi during his victory speech at the BJP headquarters in Delhi

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:13 PM IST

    Dhami thanks voters for BJP's win, promises to implement Uniform Civil Code

    Uttarakhand Chief minister Puskar Singh Dhami thanks people for BJP's victory, promised to implement Uniform Civil Code

    “Uttarakhand represents the cultural soul of the country and it deserves to have a Uniform Civil Code. We will also fulfil all other commitments made by us,” the chief minister, who lost from his own seat, said

  • Mar 10, 2022 05:37 PM IST

    Prem Chand Aggarwal, speaker of outgoing Uttarakhand Assembly, wins from Rishikesh

    Speaker of the outgoing Uttarkhand assembly Prem Chand Aggarwal was among the victorious BJP candidates as the party headed for a second consecutive win in the hill state. Aggarwal defeated Jayendra Chand Ramola of the Congress in Rishikesh by 19,057 votes.

  • Mar 10, 2022 04:53 PM IST

    Uttarakhand result: Winners list, leading and trailing candidates

    Two of the most prominent faces in Uttarakhand – CM Pushkar Singh Dhami and former CM Harish Rawat – have lost the battle from their respective seats time.

    Click here for the full list of winners/leading candidates from Uttarakhand.

  • Mar 10, 2022 04:06 PM IST

    Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami loses from Khatima

    Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami loses his seat by 6951 votes.

  • Mar 10, 2022 03:53 PM IST

    CM Dhami trailing by 6932 votes, likely to lose from Khatima

    Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami is trailing by 6932 votes and is likely to lose from Khatima seat.

  • Mar 10, 2022 03:39 PM IST

    Veteran Congress leader Harish Rawat loses his seat in Uttarakhand

    Veteran Congress leader Harish Rawat, who was also the chief ministerial face for the grand old party in Uttarakhand, loses from Lalkuwa seat.

  • Mar 10, 2022 03:00 PM IST

    BJP all set for record win in hill state, but CM Dhami trails by over 6k votes

    The BJP’s return to power is clear and it is on its way to making history by winning two successive assembly elections in the state, formed 21 years ago. While the saffron camp so far managed to bag about 44 per cent of the votes, the Congress had a little over 38 per cent votes. Read full story

  • Mar 10, 2022 02:57 PM IST

    Vote counting update till 2:45pm

    BJP leads on 48 seats, Congress on 18 seats, BSP on 2 and independents on 2 seats.

  • Mar 10, 2022 02:56 PM IST

    Uttarakhand result: BJP celebrates as party set to stake claim for 2nd term

    BJP workers celebrating outside party office in Uttarakhand.
    BJP workers celebrating outside party office in Uttarakhand.
  • Mar 10, 2022 01:59 PM IST

    BJP set to make history in Uttarakhand

    The BJP is all set for a second consecutive term in office this time, something which has never happened in the state's 21-year history. However, the party's chief ministerial face Pushkar Singh Dhami is trailing from Khatima seat.

  • Mar 10, 2022 01:24 PM IST

    Uttarakhand election result 2022: Take a look at how key candidates are performing so far

    While BJP has taken a clear lead in Uttarakhand, here's how some of the most prominent faces are performing:

    Pushkar Singh Dhami (BJP, Khatima) – Trailing by 2287 votes, Congress' Bhuwan Chandra Kapri leading.

    Harish Singh Rawat (Congress, Lalkuwa) – Trailing by 13893 votes, BJP's Mohan Singh Bisht leading.

    Pritam Singh (Congress, Chakrata) – Leading with 16,157 votes against BJP’s Ram Sharan Nautiyal

    Anupama Rawat (Congress, Haridwar Rural) – Leading with 47,181 votes against BJP's Yatishwaranand.

    Col (Retd) Ajay Singh Kothiyal (AAP, Gangotri) – Trailing, Suresh Singh Chauhan of the BJP leading by 5935 votes.

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  • Mar 10, 2022 01:10 PM IST

    BJP marching ahead in Uttarakhand, CM Dhami trailing

    The ruling BJP secured a comfortable lead in Uttarakhand on Thursday with its candidates ahead in 44 assembly seats while the main opposition Congress was ahead in 22 seats, according to poll trends available.

  • Mar 10, 2022 12:36 PM IST

    We got expected results, says Prahlad Joshi on lead in Uttarakhand

    Under the leadership of PM Modi and CM Pushkar Singh Dhami, we gave welfare policies to the people of Uttarakhand and have got expected results, says Union minister and state in-charge Pralhad Joshi in Dehradun.

  • Mar 10, 2022 12:31 PM IST

    EC lifts ban on victory processions

    The Election Commission on Thursday lifted the ban on victory processions during the counting of votes and declaration of results in the five states where elections were held recently.

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:40 AM IST

    Congress' CM face Harish Rawat trailing by 9966 votes

    Vote counting till 11:38am, as per ECI website.
    Vote counting till 11:38am, as per ECI website.
  • Mar 10, 2022 11:20 AM IST

    People will start believing in us: Sisodia on AAP's performance in Uttarakhand, Goa

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:10 AM IST

    Uttarakhand result: CM Dhami takes slight lead from Khatima seat

    Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Dhami has now taken the lead from Khatima seat by 75 votes. BJP is in a comfortable lead in the state.

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:54 AM IST

    Uttarakhand  result 70/70: BJP leading from 42 seats, Congress takes back seat

    Votes have poured in from all the 70 constituencies and the BJP has take a comfortable lead from 42 seats. Congress, on the other hand, is leading from 22 seats, while other parties and independent candidates from 6 seats.

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:32 AM IST

    BJP takes comfortable lead in Uttarakhand but CM faces trail

    The ruling BJP was ahead of the Congress in Uttarakhand with its party candidates leading in 37 seats on Thursday, according to early trends available. 

    According to data available on the Election Commission website at 10:20am for 56 seats, the Congress was ahead in 18 seats, the BSP in two seats, the Uttarakhand Janekta party and independent in one each.

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:19 AM IST

    Congress CM face Harish Rawat trailing by 7085 votes

    Congress' CM candidate Harish Rawat is trailing from Lalkuwa seat by 7085 votes.

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:06 AM IST

    Uttarakhand election result: CM Pushkar Singh Dhami trailing

    Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami trailing from Khatima by 945 votes. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:59 AM IST

    BJP crosses halfway mark in Uttarakhand

    BJP leads from 36 seats, Congress from 18 seats, others from 5 seats.

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:22 AM IST

    Uttarakhand results: BJP takes the lead again

    As per the early trends at 9:20am, BJP has taken the lead again from 28 seats, Congress ahead in 14 seats.

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:12 AM IST

    Counting underway in Uttarakhand

    Counting underway in Uttarakhand's Tehri district
    Counting underway in Uttarakhand's Tehri district
  • Mar 10, 2022 09:06 AM IST

    Uttarakhand Election Result 2022: BJP loses early ground to Cong; CM Dhami leads

    Congress has taken the lead in 19 seats, while the BJP leads in 16 seats.

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:50 AM IST

    BJP leads in 9 seats, Congress in 7: CM Pushkar Dhami leads in Khatima

    The BJP and Congress are in a neck and neck battle in Uttarakhand. BJP is marginally ahead with 9 seats against Congress' 7 so far. Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami is leading in Khatima seat.

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:37 AM IST

    Congress will win almost 48 seats, says Harish Rawat

    Congress leader and former state Chief Minister Harish Rawat said his party will comfortably win the Uttarakhand Assembly elections by bagging almost 48 seats.

    Talking to ANI, Rawat said, "I am confident of the victory of Congress in Uttarakhand. Everything will be clear in the next 2-3 hours. I have faith in the people of the state. I believe Congress will get close to 48 seats."

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:33 AM IST

    Uttarakhand election result: 550 police personnel deployed amid vote counting

    “Postal ballots are being counted right now. Around 550 police personnel are deployed here. The use of mobile phones is banned inside counting centers. Victory rallies can be conducted only with permission,” Dehradun SSP Janmejay Khanduri told news agency ANI.

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:15 AM IST

    Early trends push BJP in lead; Congress follows close

    According to the initial trends, Pushkar Singh Dhami's BJP is ahead of the Harish Rawat-led Congress camp.

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:08 AM IST

    Counting of votes begins

    Counting of votes begins in Uttarakhand. It is going to be a tight fight between the incumbent BJP and the rejuvenated Congress. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:52 AM IST

    Counting of votes to begin shortly

    All eyes are set on the Election Commission as counting of votes begin in less than 10 minutes.

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:49 AM IST

    BJP hopes to surpass exit poll predictions, Congress also confident

    With exit polls predicting a close race in Uttarakhand, leaders of both the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress have exuded confidence about emerging victorious during the counting of votes on Thursday. If BJP is able to win the election, it will be the first time that a government will be repeated since the formation of Uttarakhand.

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:44 AM IST

    Chhattisgarh CM meets Harish Rawat in Dehradun

    Ahead of the vote counting, Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Bhagel former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat and other Congress leaders in Dehradun on Wednesday.

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:24 AM IST

    All eyes on BJP, Congress and AAP

    Uttarakhand assembly polls witnessed a triangular contest among the ruling BJP, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party. The exit polls have predicted a hung assembly this time, while giving an edge to the incumbent BJP.

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:22 AM IST

    Counting to begin at 8am

    Counting to the 70-member Uttarakhand assembly election will begin at 8am today.

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Congress leader whose ‘Muslim university’ claim powered BJP campaign expelled

Updated on Mar 29, 2022 08:58 PM IST
BJP leaders repeatedly cited Congress leader Aqeel Ahmed’s claim about a ‘Muslim university’ through the Uttarakhand election campaign, stressing that Congress wants to set up the university in the land of Gods.
Congress leader Aqeel Ahmed’s claim was the centrepiece of the BJP’s sharp offensive against the Congress in Uttarakhand that contributed to its victory (PTI File Photo)
Congress leader Aqeel Ahmed’s claim was the centrepiece of the BJP’s sharp offensive against the Congress in Uttarakhand that contributed to its victory (PTI File Photo)

Who is Ritu Khanduri? The first woman speaker of Uttarakhand assembly

Updated on Mar 26, 2022 04:36 PM IST
  • Daughter of former chief minister of Uttarakhand Major General (Retd) Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri, Ritu Khanduri won the 2022 assembly elections by defeating Congress' Surendra Singh Negi from the Kotdwar seat by a margin of 3,687 votes.
BJP's Ritu Khanduri is the first woman speaker of Uttarakhand assembly. (Twitter/Ritu Khanduri Bhushan)
BJP's Ritu Khanduri is the first woman speaker of Uttarakhand assembly. (Twitter/Ritu Khanduri Bhushan)
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

Ahead of swearing-in, Pushkar Dhami seeks divine blessings 

Published on Mar 23, 2022 11:05 AM IST
The Uttarakhand CM-elect, who will take oath later today, offered prayers at Dehradun's Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple.
Uttarakhand CM-elect Pushkar Singh Dhami at Dehradun's Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple (ANI)
Uttarakhand CM-elect Pushkar Singh Dhami at Dehradun's Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple (ANI)
By, New Delhi

Ahead of his 2.0 govt, Yogi to attend Dhami’s swearing-in

Published on Mar 22, 2022 11:25 PM IST
Ahead of beginning his second consecutive innings as Uttar Pradesh chief minister on Friday, Yogi Adityanath would fly to Uttarakhand to attend the swearing-in of Pushkar Singh Dhami’s government in the hill state on Wednesday
Pushkar Singh Dhami will take oath as the eleventh chief minister of Uttarakhand on Wednesday while Yogi will take oath as UP CM on Friday (HT file)
Pushkar Singh Dhami will take oath as the eleventh chief minister of Uttarakhand on Wednesday while Yogi will take oath as UP CM on Friday (HT file)

Pushkar Singh Dhami to continue as Uttarakhand CM

Updated on Mar 21, 2022 07:18 PM IST
The BJP legislative party meeting to elect the new chief minister of Uttarakhand had begun here around 5 pm.
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.(ANI file photo)
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.(ANI file photo)
PTI | , Dehradun

Uttarakhand BJP plans legislative party meeting amid suspense over CM

Published on Mar 20, 2022 12:59 AM IST
  • Some of the probable names for the top job doing the rounds are BJP national spokesperson Anil Baluni, state education minister Dhan Singh Rawat, state BJP president Madan Kaushik, former Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, MLA Ritu Khanduri and Nainital MP Ajay Bhatt.
The swearing-in ceremony of Uttarakhand's new chief minister following BJP's win in the northern hill state likely to be held in the next two to three days, party's state unit president Madan Kaushik. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
The swearing-in ceremony of Uttarakhand's new chief minister following BJP's win in the northern hill state likely to be held in the next two to three days, party's state unit president Madan Kaushik. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
By, Dehradun

Who will be the next Uttarakhand CM? BJP legislature meeting to decide on Monday

Published on Mar 19, 2022 08:37 PM IST
  • The swearing-in ceremony for the new Uttarakhand cabinet is expected to take place on Tuesday and top leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah are expected to be present.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. (File photo)(ANI)
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. (File photo)(ANI)
Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

‘I pray to God…’: Harish Rawat’s response to corruption charge by Congress leader

Updated on Mar 15, 2022 11:11 PM IST
Harish Rawat’s outburst comes after the Congress candidate from Salt seat, Ranjeet Rawat accused him of taking money for ticket distribution in the just-concluded assembly elections.
Senior Congress leader Harish Rawat in a Facebook post said that he has been deeply saddened by the allegations levelled against him. (File)
Senior Congress leader Harish Rawat in a Facebook post said that he has been deeply saddened by the allegations levelled against him. (File)

U’khand BJP leaders head to Delhi amid uncertainty over next CM

Published on Mar 14, 2022 06:27 AM IST
  • In the past two days, BJP leaders said to be front runners for the chief ministerial post have visited central party leaders in Delhi.
The BJP workers and supporters are in great shock on Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami’ defeat form the Khatima constituency.
The BJP workers and supporters are in great shock on Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami’ defeat form the Khatima constituency.
By, New Delhi

Uncertainty over Dhami’s future after loss of his seat

Updated on Mar 12, 2022 11:40 PM IST
The BJP won 47 number of the 70 seats in the assembly. The Congress finished a distant second with 19 seats.
The 46-year-old Dhami, who took over as the youngest chief minister of the state on July 4 last year, is credited with keeping the administration stable and free of controversies in his 7-month tenure after the BJP changed the chief minister twice in five years. leading to charges of instability by the opposition (PTI)
The 46-year-old Dhami, who took over as the youngest chief minister of the state on July 4 last year, is credited with keeping the administration stable and free of controversies in his 7-month tenure after the BJP changed the chief minister twice in five years. leading to charges of instability by the opposition (PTI)
By, Dehradun

Uncertainty over next CM after Dhami’s loss in Uttarakhand

Updated on Mar 12, 2022 07:04 AM IST
If Pushkar Singh Dhami is to be made Chief Minister, he will have to be elected to the house within six months which will precipitate a bye election with a sitting legislator vacating a seat.
File phot of Pushkar Singh Dhami.(HT_PRINT)
File phot of Pushkar Singh Dhami.(HT_PRINT)
By, Dehradun/rudrapur

Modi factor, development plank, Hindutva secured BJP Uttarakhand win

Updated on Mar 12, 2022 07:04 AM IST
BJP leaders focussed on development works including Char Dham all-weather road, Rishikesh-Karanprayag railway project, and Jal Jivan Mission for the piped water supply to 800,000 households
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a rally ahead of Uttarakhand assembly elections. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a rally ahead of Uttarakhand assembly elections. (ANI)

Uttarakhand election results: Pushkar Dhami resigns, to continue as caretaker CM

Published on Mar 11, 2022 02:32 PM IST
Uttarakhand election results: The BJP won 47 seats in the 70-member Assembly, ten less than its 2017 tally. However, Pushkar Dhami lost the election from his Khatima seat. The Congress candidate Bhuvan Chandra Kapri defeated the CM by more than 7,000 votes
Pushkar Dhami submits his resignation to Uttarakhand governor Lt General (R) Gurmit Singh.(Twitter/ANI)
Pushkar Dhami submits his resignation to Uttarakhand governor Lt General (R) Gurmit Singh.(Twitter/ANI)

Daughters of 2 former Uttarakhand CMs avenge their fathers’ defeat from same seat

Updated on Mar 10, 2022 08:10 PM IST
Ritu Bhushan Khanduri, daughter of former CM Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri, and Anupama Rawat, daughter of Harish Rawat, have won the elections against the same rival candidates who had defeated their fathers.
Harish Rawat’ daugther Anupama Rawat (left) won from Haridwar rural while Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri’ daugther Ritu Bhushan Khanduri won from Kotdwar. (Twitter/Anupama Rawat/ Ritu Bhushan Khanduri)
Harish Rawat’ daugther Anupama Rawat (left) won from Haridwar rural while Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri’ daugther Ritu Bhushan Khanduri won from Kotdwar. (Twitter/Anupama Rawat/ Ritu Bhushan Khanduri)

Why Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami lost elections despite BJP’s victory

Published on Mar 10, 2022 06:50 PM IST
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami lost to the Congress’s Bhuwan Kapri from Khatima constituency even as the BJP is all set to secure a record second consecutive term in the hill state with a lead in 48 of the 70 assembly seats.
The BJP workers and supporters are in great shock on Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami’ defeat form the Khatima constituency.
The BJP workers and supporters are in great shock on Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami’ defeat form the Khatima constituency.
ByMohan Rajput
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