The people of Uttarakhand has chosen Congress and BJP alternatively in the recent years. Congress tried their best to stay in power here. BJP was waiting to form their government after 5 years long wait. Both the parties have already ruled the state in the past and they have an idea of people's choice. Bhartiya Janata Party and Congress are the main parties in the state. Apart from Bhartiya Janata Party and Congress; Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Uttarakhand Kranti Dal and independents will also contest the elections.
The political fight of the state was very unpredictable, considering the support BJP got during Lok Sabha Elections. BJP was trying to prove that the support they got in 2014 elections is still there. Congress has been in their low times since last couple of years. The party was running their campaign in full flow. Once the results of Uttarakhand elections came out in BJP's favour, it was clear that BJP is going to rule for another 5 years with such massive majority.
Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha Elections 2017
Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha elections were held in February and March. All the parties were ready for the political fight of 2017. Congress was the current government in the state before elections. Whereas BJP was crowned after the result declaration. The party was away from the CM office for some time. They were ready to turn the Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha election results 2017 in their favour. The past results suggests that parties has formed the government alternatively. Independents doesn’t score very high here. In 2012 elections, other parties and Independents formed alliance with Congress. This alliance allowed congress to form the government. The role of every seat is crucial in assembly elections, and no candidate can be ignored.
Important Issues in Uttarakhand
The main issues of the state includes migrations of residents, unemployment, bad condition of roads, limited job opportunity, and other infrastructure related issue. The state has seen a very large migration rate. Around 1100 village of this beautiful state are empty with no hope of residents coming back. The condition is not good in Garhwal region, where more than 650 villages have limited residents left. The main reason for such large amount of migration is the limited job opportunity. People have to migrate due the lack of basic employment. Other states in plain areas offers more opportunity. The employment rate is severe, around 7 lakh people have no job according to data shared by employment exchange bureaus. Among these people, around 90 percent are educated. These figures could be worse on the ground level.
Political Parties in Uttarakhand
|Indian National Congress (INC|
|Bharatiya Janata party (BJP)|
|Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)|
|Uttarakhand Kranti Dal|
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Last Updated on 02 March 2018