New Delhi: Like Goa, Manipur, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, the election battle has started in Uttarakhand. With this, various political parties in the state have started selecting the candidates with the help of electoral equations. In this sequence, the ruling party BJP on Saturday State election committee meeting convened.
According to sources, in this meeting the names of the candidates who will contest on the party ticket in the upcoming assembly elections were discussed. Now the names of these candidates will be stamped by going to Delhi. Uttarakhand regarding this meeting BJP’s election in-charge Prahlad Joshi has issued a statement saying that ‘We discussed names. We are going to Delhi. There the names of the candidates will go to the Parliamentary Board in Delhi. The names of the candidates will be decided by 19-20.
On the other hand, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami claimed his victory and said, ‘We are confident of our victory. Our slogan is ‘Abki Baar 60 Paar’. There is great enthusiasm among all our workers and leaders. I will contest from Khatima. We will go to Delhi tomorrow, there is a meeting there.
tell that Like every time, this time also Uttarakhand will vote in one phase. Voting will be held in Uttarakhand on February 14. Whereas in Uttarakhand along with other states, votes will be counted on March 10.
From 25 January in Uttarakhand Enrollment Will start. The last date for nomination will be January 28. Scrutiny will take place on January 29. The last date for withdrawal of nominations will be January 31. Voting will be held on February 14 for 70 assembly seats in the state. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.
Let us tell you that the term of the 70-seat Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly is ending on 23 March. In the 2017 assembly elections, the BJP formed the government with a thumping majority by winning 57 seats, while the opposition Congress got only 11 seats. Trivendra Singh Rawat became the Chief Minister, but after four years removed him, BJP first made Tirath Singh Rawat and just a few months later, Pushkar Singh Dhami became the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.
2017 assembly election
Total Seat- 70
Candidates will now be able to spend up to Rs 40 lakh on their campaign in the Uttarakhand assembly elections. All the political parties of the state were demanding an increase in the expenditure limit in view of the rising inflation. A few days ago, BJP and Congress delegations from Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra, who came to take stock of the election preparations in Uttarakhand, raised the issue of increasing the election expenditure limit.
Voters will get one hour extra to cast their votes in Uttarakhand. Voting will now go on from 8 am to 6 pm. Earlier its timing was fixed from eight in the morning to five in the evening. The announcement was made by Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra, who was on a tour of the state to test the preparations for the elections.
The Chief Election Commissioner said that according to the voter list to be published on January 5, there are 81.43 lakh voters in the state. This year 1.98 lakh new female voters and 1.06 lakh male voters have joined it. The number of voters in the age group of 18 to 19 years is 1.10 lakh, while there are 1.43 lakh voters above the age of 80 years. The number of Divyang voters has gone up to 66648, while the service voters are 93935.
Simultaneously, Sushil Chanda said that till now there was a maximum of 1500 voters in a polling booth in the state, which has now been increased to 1200. In this sequence, 623 new booths have been created and the total number of polling booths has gone up to 11447. Accordingly, the number of voters in each booth will be around 700.
first published:Jan. 15, 2022, 5:27 p.m.