Uttarakhand Election Results 2017: How fate of key candidates panned out


The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looked set to storm to a massive win in Uttarakhand on Saturday, as they are likely to clinch the 70-seat Assembly with a comfortable majority, relegating Harish Rawat's incumbent Congress party to a heavy defeat. While most exit polls had predicted between 35 to 40 votes for BJP, the margin of victory — the party is looking well on course to cross the 50-seat mark — has come as a bit of a surprise to most pollsters.

Most of Congress' key candidates suffered heavy defeats on Saturday, none more so than Chief Minister Harish Rawat himself, who had contested from two constituencies — Haridwar Rural and Kichcha — but lost from the former and is trailing from the other. A number of Congress MLAs had defected to BJP last year, and most of them have fared quite well.

Here's a list of the key candidates, and which way their fates were sealed:

LIST OF KEY BJP CANDIDATES:

CandidateConstituencyResult
Satpal MaharajChaubattakhal Won
Shaila Rani RawatKedarnath Lost
Ajay BhattRanikhet Lost
Saurabh BahugunaSitarganj Won
Sanjeev AryaNainitalWon
Umesh SharmaRaipurWon
Kedar Singh RawatYamunotri Won
Ganesh JoshiMussoorie Won
Pradeep BatraRoorkee Won

LIST OF KEY CONGRESS CANDIDATES:

CandidateConstituencyResult
Govind Singh KunjwalJageshwar Won
Kishore UpadhyaySahaspur Lost
Mamata RakeshBhagwanpurWon
Harish RawatHaridwar (Rural) Lost
Harish RawatKiccha Lost
Surender Singh NegiKotdwar Lost
Anusuya Prasad MalkhuriKarnprayag Lost
Suryakant DhasmanaDehradun Cantt Lost
Brahamswaroop BrahmachariHaridwar Lost
Rajpal KharolaRishikesh Lost
Ranjeet RawatRamnagar Lost

LIST OF KEY BSP/INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES:

CandidateConstituencyResult
Sarwat Karim Ansari (BSP)Manglore Lost
Bhagavat Singh (BSP)Jhabrera Lost
Ramkumar Rana (BSP)Bhagwanpur Lost
Manju Singh (Independent)Sahaspur Lost

Published Date: Mar 11, 2017 02:05 pm | Updated Date: Mar 11, 2017 07:15 pm


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