Highlights

  • Uttarakhand voting in single phase on Feb 14 for 70 seats
  • Tough contest between Congress and BJP in hill state
  • Aam Aadmi Party is also contesting Uttarakhand polls

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Uttarakhand Election 2022: Voting, counting, key seats and all you need to know

Uttarakhand Election: BJP is trying to retain power in the hill state while the Congress is bidding to throw it out

Voting for all 70 Assembly seats in Uttarakhand is taking place on February 14. BJP is trying to retain power in the hill state while the Congress is bidding to throw it out. The opinion polls ahead of the voting have predicted a close fight between the BJP and the Congress.

Here is all you need to know about the Uttarakhand polls 2022.

Total Seats: 70
Total Voters: 82 lakh

Uttarakhand Election 2017 Results:
BJP: 57
Congress: 11

Tight contest between Congress and BJP.

Key Issues

Stability: BJP changed 3 CMs in one year
Migration and unemployment
Land law agitation: Demand for curbs on outsiders buying land
Priests' anger over Char Dham Board: Protests against govt takeover of temple management
Covid mismanagement
Kumbh during the deadly second wave and fake Covid test scam
Farmers' anger: Sikh voters dominate 9-10 seats

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Here are the key contests in Uttarakhand Election 2022:

Khatima
Pushkar Singh Dhami (CM) Vs Bhuwan Chandra Kapri (Cong)

Lalkuan
Harish Rawat (Cong) Vs Mohan Singh Bisht (BJP)

Haridwar
Madan Kaushik (State BJP chief) Vs Satpal Brahmachari (Cong)

Rishikesh
Premchand Aggarwal (Speaker) Vs Jayendra Chand Ramola (Cong)

Srinagar
Dhan Singh Rawat (Minister) Vs Ganesh Godiyal (State Congress president)

Ramnagar
Diwan Singh Bisht (BJP) Vs Mahendra Pal Singh (Cong)

The AAP Angle

AAP contesting for the first time in Uttarakhand.
Could eat into the votes of both BJP and Congress.
Banking on popularity of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
AAP CM face: Colonel Ajay Kothiyal (retired).

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