articles by Namita Singh


Uttarakhand Election 2017: In two-horse race between BJP and Congress, BSP may spring a surprise

In Uttarakhand, BSP has constantly been making its presence felt, while SP's support base has been eroding. Moreover, BSP also played the role of kingmaker after the 2012 Assembly election


Uttarakhand Election 2017: Star candidates, not issues, may dictate assembly polls in hill state

Assembly elections in Uttarakhand will be determined primarily by star candidates switching allegiances between Congress and BJP and constituencies assigned to them. The real issues have all been forgotten


Uttarakhand Election 2017: Mussoorie, the tourist town, has its own political significance

Located in Kulri Bazar on Mall road of Uttarakhand’s most favourite tourist spot — Mussoorie, Hotel Minerva houses the election office of political heavyweight and BJP nominee from Mussoorie assembly seat Ganesh Joshi. Joshi was in news after a police horse Shaktiman had recently received injuries and subsequently died.


Uttarakhand Election 2017: BJP hopes to placate ticket hopefuls whose name did not figure in the first list

With the congress released list of candidates on rest of the five seats in Uttarakhand, it led to supporters of ticket hopefuls to agitation.


Uttarakhand Election 2017: All you need to know about the key constituencies and candidates

The 2017 Uttarakhand Assembly polls is all set to witness the presence of friends-turned-foes and entangled relationships in the fray in many constituencies fighting each other.


Uttarakhand Election 2017: Harish Rawat first in state's history to fight from two seats, takes BJP head on

The two constituencies — Kichcha and Hardwar (rural) — fall in Tarai’s Udhamsingh Nagar and in the plain part of Haridwar district.


Uttarakhand Election 2017: BJP, Congress ditch demonetisation in favour of local issues

At his recent rally (27 December, 2016) in Dehradun, Narendra Modi gave special focus on his government’s demonetisation decision by describing it as a useful weapon to deal with problems like fake notes and terrorism in one stroke.


Uttarakhand election 2017: Giving tickets to rebel Congress MLAs may lead to infighting in BJP

The BJP's decision to give tickets to rebel Congress MLAs in Uttarakhand may backfire on them, with over 20 of the state's 70 assembly constituencies witnessing resentment over ticket distribution


Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat points out 'increased Chinese activity' in Bara Hoti

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday said that the instances of transgression from the Chinese troops have increased in Bara Hoti