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Uttarakhand HC junks review pleas of Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Vijay Bahuguna; ex-CMs to pay rent for overstay in official bungalows
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Uttarakhand HC junks review pleas of Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Vijay Bahuguna; ex-CMs to pay rent for overstay in official bungalows

Some of the former chief ministers of Uttarakhand affected by the court order include late ND Tiwari, BC Khanduri and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

Uttarakhand Election Result 2017: Can Harish Rawat, Congress revive themselves from ruins of defeat?
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Uttarakhand Election Result 2017: Can Harish Rawat, Congress revive themselves from ruins of defeat?

Uttarakhand election results raise a big question mark over the kind of politics Harish Rawat has been trying to promote in the state. It raises a question on Congress' political future as well

Uttarakhand Election Results 2017: Unprecedented BJP wave swept Congress aside
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Uttarakhand Election Results 2017: Unprecedented BJP wave swept Congress aside

The Uttarakhand Assembly election was contested primarily between India's two most prominent parties — Congress and BJP.

Uttarakhand Election Result 2017, as it happened: BJP sweeps hill state with unprecedented mandate
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Uttarakhand Election Result 2017, as it happened: BJP sweeps hill state with unprecedented mandate

The BJP was projected to win Uttarakhand Assembly polls by various exit polls on Thursday, with projections ranging from 35 to 53 seats for the party in the 70-member house

Uttarakhand Election Results 2017: Following BJP's massive win, clamour for CM's post begins
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Uttarakhand Election Results 2017: Following BJP's massive win, clamour for CM's post begins

However, the key question for many was never if BJP would win the election in Uttarakhand; it was always going to be — who would be the state's new chief minister after the BJP wins

Uttarakhand Election Results 2017: Congress' ploy of focussing on Harish Rawat alone backfired
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Uttarakhand Election Results 2017: Congress' ploy of focussing on Harish Rawat alone backfired

Congress' ploy of focusing on Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has fallen flat. The election would be known for shattering all the established notions

Uttarakhand Election 2017: A look at the key claimants from BJP to chief minister's throne
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Uttarakhand Election 2017: A look at the key claimants from BJP to chief minister's throne

Congress has declared Harish Rawat as its CM candidate, but BJP has at least half a dozen aspirants who may claim the chief minister's post in Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand Election Result 2017: 'Baahubali' vs 'baaghi' in hill state as old rivals lock horns again
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Uttarakhand Election Result 2017: 'Baahubali' vs 'baaghi' in hill state as old rivals lock horns again

BJP didn't announce any chief ministerial candidate in Uttarakhand, and there are over half a dozen aspirants to the throne. Win or lose, the spectre of leadership will keep haunting the BJP

Uttarakhand Exit Poll Results: Harish Rawat will have only himself to blame if Congress suffers defeat
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Uttarakhand Exit Poll Results: Harish Rawat will have only himself to blame if Congress suffers defeat

Chief Minister Harish Rawat missed the advantage of playing the victim card — as someone whose legitimate government was toppled by unfair means — and gained sympathy of the masses

Uttarakhand Exit Polls 2017: How would BJP win tally against 2012 Assembly election results
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Uttarakhand Exit Polls 2017: How would BJP win tally against 2012 Assembly election results

In 2012, the Congress had won 32 seats in Uttarakhand, one solitary seat more than BJP, which won 31. With the prospect of a hung assembly looming large, BSP helped Congress out by lending them support of 3 MLAs

Uttarakhand Exit Poll Results 2017: Close win predited for BJP; anti-incumbency hits Congress
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Uttarakhand Exit Poll Results 2017: Close win predited for BJP; anti-incumbency hits Congress

Assembly elections in the hill state of Uttarakhand, that were held on 15 February, are likely to result in a verdict in favour of BJP/Congress, suggest exit polls

Uttarakhand Election 2017: Political crisis of 2016, Harish Rawat's victim projection might help BJP win
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Uttarakhand Election 2017: Political crisis of 2016, Harish Rawat's victim projection might help BJP win

The constitutional crisis of 2017 highlighted the neck and neck race between BJP and Congress.

Uttarakhand Election 2017: BJP struggles to select CM candidate, Congress throws weight behind Harish Rawat
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Uttarakhand Election 2017: BJP struggles to select CM candidate, Congress throws weight behind Harish Rawat

Congress has already declared Harish Rawat as its chief ministerial candidate, but the BJP has projected no one so far. There are at least half a dozen aspirants who may claim the chief minister's post, but it will be a herculean task for the BJP to finalise the name.

Uttarakhand Election 2017: The status of Gairsain still a divisive factor, 17 years later
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Uttarakhand Election 2017: The status of Gairsain still a divisive factor, 17 years later

Political parties in Uttarakhand are using Gairsain's status as a poll plank. Though it's been over 17 years, the question of the permanent capital of the state has never been settled

Uttarakhand Election 2017: Harish Rawat first in state's history to fight from two seats, takes BJP head on
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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: Giving tickets to rebel Congress MLAs may lead to infighting in BJP
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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 election: ND Tiwari joins BJP but will he attract Brahmin votes for the party?
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Uttarakhand election: ND Tiwari joins BJP but will he attract Brahmin votes for the party?

This man with a life so colorful that it would make Princess Di look dull in comparison now joins the BJP, ostensibly to influence the Brahmin voters, at the behest of Amit Shah, in Uttarakhand.

BJP giving tickets to turncoats like of ND Tiwari shows how important candidate profiles are
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BJP giving tickets to turncoats like of ND Tiwari shows how important candidate profiles are

When 91-year old Narayan Dutt Tiwari walked into Amit Shah's residence on Akbar Road in New Delhi on Wednesday morning to switch over his loyalties from Congress to BJP, he created a picture-perfect situation, albeit of a different kind, for his new political destination — barring serving Chief Minister Harish Rawat, all former chief ministers of the state are now in challenger BJP ranks.

Day after Modi jibe, Rawat orders probe into misappropriation of Uttarakhand disaster fund
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Day after Modi jibe, Rawat orders probe into misappropriation of Uttarakhand disaster fund

Rawat also took strong exception to Modi's remarks that even a scooter with a capacity of five liters of oil could drink 35 liters of it, a reference to the alleged scam in relief funds.