About Uttarakhand Elections
Chief Minister of Uttarakhand - Harish Rawat
|Ruling Party||Indian National Congress|
|Leader of the House||Harish Rawat, INC|
|Governor||Krishan Kant Paul|
|Cheif Electoral Officer||Radha Raturi|
Elections in Uttarakhand
In last Assembly elections (2012), 3 Major parties (INC, BSP & BJP) has been participated. Out of that, INC (Congress) has got majority with winning of 32 Seats. Runner Up (BJP) has got 31 Seats. BSP & Independents has got 3 and 3 Seats respectively. INC created their government with merging of BSP and independents. After that, Mr. Vijay Bahuguna won bye-election from their sitarganj seat vacated due to resignation of BJP MLA. That gives 1 more seat benefits to congres and BJP settled down on 30.
Next upcoming Assembly elections for Uttarakhand will be held in 2017. Dates would be announce by Election Commission in November 2016 and elections will be held around Jan or Feb of 2017.The Current CM for Uttarakhand is Mr. Harish Rawat. The important main factor that will help BJP to fight against INC will be corruption issues raised on Mr. Harish Rawat. Uttarakhand already faced the President rule for 1 month few days before.