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BJP candidate from Tehri seat Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah with state minister Dhan Singh Rawat and city mayor Sunil Uniagal Gamma in a roadshow after her victory in the Lok Sabha elections, in Dehradun, Friday, May 24, 2019.(PTI)

Lok Sabha Elections Results 2019: What led to Congress Lok Sabha poll debacle in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 05:57 PM IST
According to a political analyst Congress paid a heavy price because of its failure to highlight the state government’s failure to tackle issues like farmers’ distress and unemployment
Poll analysts said, unlike the last polls, the vote share of the BJP will cross the 50% mark this year.(HT Photo)
Poll analysts said, unlike the last polls, the vote share of the BJP will cross the 50% mark this year.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: BJP wins one seat, leads with heavy margin in four others in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 10:03 PM IST
Poll analysts said, unlike the last polls, the vote share of the BJP will cross at least the 50% mark this year.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat (C) with BJP MLAs Kunwar Pranav Champion (2nd R) and Deshraj Karnwal (R) , after a meeting in Dehradun on Thursday, April 18, 2019.(HT Photo)
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat (C) with BJP MLAs Kunwar Pranav Champion (2nd R) and Deshraj Karnwal (R) , after a meeting in Dehradun on Thursday, April 18, 2019.(HT Photo)

Fighting Uttarakhand BJP MLAs reach truce after CM intervenes

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2019 04:40 PM IST
Khanpur MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh ‘Champion’ and Jhabreda MLA Deshraj Karnwal have been at loggerheads with each other for the past two months over caste and other issues.
Women voters dressed in their traditional attire show their identity cards as they stand in a queue at a polling station to cast their votes during the first phase of the general elections, in Dehradun, Thursday, April 11, 2019.(PTI)
Women voters dressed in their traditional attire show their identity cards as they stand in a queue at a polling station to cast their votes during the first phase of the general elections, in Dehradun, Thursday, April 11, 2019.(PTI)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Uttarakhand sees fewer people out for voting

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 11:34 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party repeated three of its five sitting Members of Parliament, including Mala Rajyalaxmi Shah (Tehri Garhwal) and state BJP president Ajay Bhatt from Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar seat.
Uttarakhand BJP president Ajay Bhatt is the party candidate in the Nainital-Udham Singh Nagar Lok Sabha seat.(HT File)
Uttarakhand BJP president Ajay Bhatt is the party candidate in the Nainital-Udham Singh Nagar Lok Sabha seat.(HT File)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 | ‘Development plank high on my agenda’: BJP’s Nainital candidate Ajay Bhatt

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2019 05:41 PM IST
Contesting for the first time from Nainital seat, BJP’s Ajay Bhatt has to fit into shoes of veteran Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, the sitting BJP MP and fight popularity of ace politician Harish Rawat, his main rival.
Harish Rawat is the Congress candidate from the Nainital-Udham Singh Nagar Lok Sabha seat.(HT Photo)
Harish Rawat is the Congress candidate from the Nainital-Udham Singh Nagar Lok Sabha seat.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019:My agenda is to save Uttarakhandiyat, says Congress candidate Harish Rawat

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2019 05:32 PM IST
Contesting for the first time from Nainital seat, Harish Rawat has to take care of the bickering in his own party as some leaders didn’t want his candidature from Nainital.
Ranchi, Jharkhand, INDIA – April 17: (FILE PHOTO) Rural first time voters happily showing their voting mark after casting their votes for 2nd phase election of Lok Sabha poll for Ranchi constituency at a polling booth at Rampur in Ranchi on Thursday April 17, 2014. PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE(Parwaz Khan-Hindustan Times)
Ranchi, Jharkhand, INDIA – April 17: (FILE PHOTO) Rural first time voters happily showing their voting mark after casting their votes for 2nd phase election of Lok Sabha poll for Ranchi constituency at a polling booth at Rampur in Ranchi on Thursday April 17, 2014. PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE(Parwaz Khan-Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Former CM of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat in fray from Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2019 05:57 PM IST
All five Lok Sabha seats of Uttarakhand will go to polls in a single phase on April 11.
Ajay Bhatt, Uttarakhand BJP chief, is considered to be close to PM Modi and party president Amit Shah. His relationship with them was further cemented after the Bharatiya Janata Party swept the 2017 assembly polls with an unprecedented majority.(HT Photo)
Ajay Bhatt, Uttarakhand BJP chief, is considered to be close to PM Modi and party president Amit Shah. His relationship with them was further cemented after the Bharatiya Janata Party swept the 2017 assembly polls with an unprecedented majority.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Uttarakhand BJP chief Ajay Bhatt is party’s Nainital candidate

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2019 04:02 PM IST
Ajay Bhatt, the Uttarakhand BJP chief, was named the party’s Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar candidate, after former chief minister and the BJP’s sitting MP BS Koshiyari declined to contest from this Lok Sabha constituency, citing his age.
BJP’s Uttarakhand president Ajay Bhatt (C) presides over an election management committee meeting at the BJP office in Dehradun on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.(Vinay Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)
BJP’s Uttarakhand president Ajay Bhatt (C) presides over an election management committee meeting at the BJP office in Dehradun on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.(Vinay Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)

PM Modi or Amit Shah likely to launch BJP’s LS poll campaign in Uttarakhand by March-end

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2019 03:36 PM IST
BJP’s Uttarakhand unit chief Ajay Bhatt said the party’s campaign for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections could be launched by PM Modi or national president Amit Shah with a public meeting on March 25 or 26.
Congress workers took out protest rallies in all 13 districts of Uttarakhand on Thursday, November 8, 2018, saying it is not satisfied with the resignation of Sanjay Kumar, BJP’s state general secretary. Kumar has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman party worker.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT)
Congress workers took out protest rallies in all 13 districts of Uttarakhand on Thursday, November 8, 2018, saying it is not satisfied with the resignation of Sanjay Kumar, BJP’s state general secretary. Kumar has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman party worker.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT)

BJP accepts resignation of Uttarakhand general secretary accused of sexual harassment by party worker

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2018 03:35 PM IST
A BJP worker from Dehradun had accused Sanjay Kumar, general secretary of the party in Uttarakhand, of sexually harassing her for past several years. The party has accepted Kumar’s resignation.
Uttarakhand BJP president Ajay Bhatt.(HT Photo)
Uttarakhand BJP president Ajay Bhatt.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand BJP to replicate Gujarat’s ‘panna pramukh’ model in 2019 polls

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma, Dehradun
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 03:00 PM IST
Uttarakhand BJP president Ajay Bhatt told HT that the ‘panna pramukh’ model used by the BJP in the Gujarat elections proved “successful” for the party and so they have decided to replicate that model in the state next year.
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.(HT File)
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.(HT File)

Eye on 2019 polls, Rawat govt set to award workers with minister ranks posts

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Deep Joshi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 10:07 PM IST
The move comes just days after some legislators openly criticised chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat for neglecting development in their constituencies
Former chief minister Harish Rawat.(HT Photo)
Former chief minister Harish Rawat.(HT Photo)

Ex-CM Harish Rawat triggers row with Naxal tweet

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2018 10:19 PM IST
Former chief minister Harish Rawat has got the flak after tweeting that a 22-year-old army soldier from Uttarakhand died during an attack by ‘naxals’ in Nagaland
A view of BJP office in Dehradun on Friday.(Vinay Santosh Kumar//HT)
A view of BJP office in Dehradun on Friday.(Vinay Santosh Kumar//HT)

Through Sampark Abhiyan, U’khand CM to woo non-political Congress supporters

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2018 09:39 PM IST
Chief minister TS Rawat is going to woo big wigs of Uttarakhand whose inclination towards Congress is well-known. This will be done as a part of the BJP’s ‘Sampark Abhiyan’
BJP leaders Avinash Rai Khanna and Shyam Jaju at a core committee meeting in Dehradun to prepare plan for the upcoming local body elections in the state .(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT)
BJP leaders Avinash Rai Khanna and Shyam Jaju at a core committee meeting in Dehradun to prepare plan for the upcoming local body elections in the state .(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT)

No ministerial assignment for U’khand MLAs till 2019 polls: BJP

Hindustan Times | By Nihi Sharma
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2018 10:03 PM IST
BJP national vice presidents Avinash Rai Khanna and Shyam Jaju on Wednesday gave clear signal to party leaders in the hill state that ministerial responsibilities will not be disseminated till the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, party insiders said
State BJP president Ajay Bhatt (C) addresses a press conference at BJP office in Dehradun on Monday.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT)
State BJP president Ajay Bhatt (C) addresses a press conference at BJP office in Dehradun on Monday.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT)

Bhatt attacks Cong on Vishwasghat Diwas

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 09:52 PM IST
State BJP president Ajay Bhatt on Monday attacked the Congress on Vishwasghat Diwas, observed by the party on May 26, saying that the name of the rival party’s campaign was apt, as it has betrayed people
CM Rawat has already campaigned for BJP candidate.(HT File)
CM Rawat has already campaigned for BJP candidate.(HT File)

Tharali bypoll: Both BJP, Cong withdraw star campaigners, bet on local issues

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 10:41 PM IST
Bypoll to the constituency, which fell vacant after the sudden demise of BJP MLA Magan Lal Shah earlier this year, is slated for May 28
BJP candidate Munni Devi files her nomination papers on Thursday.(HT Photo)
BJP candidate Munni Devi files her nomination papers on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Tharali bypoll: BJP, Congress show of strength as candidates file papers

Hindustan Times, Chamoli | By Arvind Moudgil, Chamoli
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 06:06 PM IST
The seat fell vacant when sitting MLA Magan Lal Shah died in February this year.
Liquor is being sold across Uttarakhand above printed price.(HT Photo)
Liquor is being sold across Uttarakhand above printed price.(HT Photo)

To check anomalies, Uttarakhand tightens noose on liquor shops

Hindustan Times | By Nihi Sharma, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2018 09:52 PM IST
To check overrating and overstocking in liquor shops, excise minister Prakash Pant has directed district excise officers to crack whip on the irregularity
A view of Uttarakhand assembly building in Gairsain.(HT Photo)
A view of Uttarakhand assembly building in Gairsain.(HT Photo)

Congress, BJP speak the same words: ‘We never promised permanent capital at Gairsain’

Hindustan Times | By Deep Joshi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2018 10:16 PM IST
State BJP chief Ajay Bhatt denies that his party had promised commissioning Gairsain as Uttarakhand’s permanent capital
BJ MLA Rajkumar Thukral met BJP state unit president Ajay Bhatt and chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat in Dehradun on Thursday and presented a six-page explanation to them.(Video Grab)
BJ MLA Rajkumar Thukral met BJP state unit president Ajay Bhatt and chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat in Dehradun on Thursday and presented a six-page explanation to them.(Video Grab)

MLA accused of thrashing women gets clean chit from BJP

Hindustan Times | By Mohan Rajput
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2018 10:01 PM IST
Days after a video purportedly showing BJP legislature Rajkumar Thukral thrashing a women went viral, the ruling party on Thursday gave him clean chit as the incident was “opposition’s conspiracy”
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