The BJP on Saturday accepted for the first time that chief minister BC Khanduri was removed from office in his first tenure owing to the critical reactions in the party against him. HT
The Congress on Saturday claimed that it was set to form the next government on its own. The party said it would win at least 37 seats. On the question of self-proclaimed chief ministerial candidates, the party clarified it was the task of party MLAs to elect a leader. HT
The BJP may be brimming with confidence in projecting B C Khanduri as its chief minister candidate and putting up a stout fight against the Congress in its bid to retain power, but the role of his predecessor, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, is giving some anxious moments to the party’s campaign managers. Shekhar Iyer
Candidates conducted hectic rounds of canvassing on Saturday as campaigning came to a close in the state, where 788 candidates are in the fray this time for 70 assembly seats.
After sending 54 polling parties to Chakrata on Friday, the district election office dispatched 138 more polling parties to Chakrata on Saturday.
Shilpi, 23, has been skipping breakfast and lunch; not taking calls from her friends and walking several kilometres for door-to-door canvassing. It’s her father’s first election and she doesn’t want to leave any stone unturned. Nihi Sharma Sahani
Keeping ahead of routine campaigning, some leaders and their supporters were busy canvassing on the last day, but with ‘style’.
The BJP leadership may brew with confidence in fielding BC Khanduri as its chief minister candidate, but his predecessor Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank is giving its campaign managers anxious moments. Shekhar Iyer
N D Tiwari's readiness to become chief minister in the event of Congress returning to power in Uttarakhand notwithstanding, the party today said it was an individual's statement and it has not decided on the issue.
Exuding confidence that Congress will form the next government in Uttarakhand, National Commission for Women Chairperson Girija Vyas today described the party president Sonia Gandhi as "embodiment of justice and sacrifice".
Post delimitation, political bigwigs are scouting for safe assembly constituencies, writes Deep Joshi.
All of a sudden, the importance of the weather phenomenon has increased. The meteorological department has assured the politicians of the hill state of all possible help during the elections, as far as weather prediction is concerned. HT reports.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) star campaigner Brinda Karat on Tuesday flayed the BJP government for its poor governance and lack of development, "which has aggravated the migration (from hills to plains) problem."
Preparations for state assembly polls were given final touches on Tuesday. While appointment letters to all election officers were prepared, deployment of staff in 504 polling booths has also been completed.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has threatened to launch a countrywide agitation if the Centre failed to withdraw its move to extend 4.5% reservation to Muslims in government services out of the constitutionally guaranteed 27% quota for the Other Backward Castes among the Hindus.