2012 Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly election

The 2012 Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly election were the 3rd Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) election of the state of Uttarakhand in India. Elections were held on 30 January 2012 when Indian National Congress emerged as the largest party with 32 seats in the 70-seat legislature and formed the government with the help of Progressive Democratic Front alliance (Bahujan Samaj Party, Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (P) and Independents). The Bharatiya Janata Party with 31 seats served as the official opposition.

2012 Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly election

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70 seats in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
36 seats needed for a majority
Turnout66.17% (Increase 6.72%)
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Vijay Bahuguna.jpg The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Major General (Retd.) B. C. Khanduri meeting with the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Murli Deora, in New Delhi on December 07, 2007.jpg Mayawati.jpg
Leader Vijay Bahuguna Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri Mayawati
Party INC BJP BSP
Alliance Post-poll alliance with BSP, UKD(P) and Independents Independent Post-poll alliance with INC, UKD(P) and Independents
Leader since 2012 2007 2002
Leader's seat Sitarganj
(by-election)
Kotdwar
(lost)
Did not contest
Last election 21 35 8
Seats won 32 31 3
Seat change Increase 11 Decrease 4 Decrease 5
Popular vote 14,36,042 14,08,341 5,18,257
Percentage 33.79% 33.13% 12.19%
Swing Increase 4.2% Increase 1.23% Increase 0.43%

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Constituencies of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly

Chief Minister before election

Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri
BJP

Elected Chief Minister

Vijay Bahuguna
INC

ResultsEdit

 
Rank Party Seats Contested Seats Won % Votes % Votes in
Seats Contested
Leader in the House
1 Indian National Congress (INC) 70 32 33.79 33.79 Vijay Bahuguna (2012–2014)
Harish Rawat (2014–2017)
3 Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 70 03 12.19 12.19 Hari Das
4 Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (P) (UKD(P)) 44 01 1.93 3.18 Pritam Singh Panwar
5 Independents 03 12.34 12.34 N/A
2 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 70 31 33.13 33.13 Ajay Bhatt
Total 70

The Indian National Congress emerged as the largest party with 32 seats in a house of 70. They were still four short of the majority to form a government. After much wrangling it was announced that the Bahujan Samaj Party, Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (P) and the three Independents would be supporting the government. The incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party Government lost as they had only 31 seats out of 70 seats, lagging just one seat behind Indian National Congress.

After protracted discussions it was announced the Vijay Bahuguna would be Chief Minister and Harish Rawat would continue to serve as the Union Minister for Water Resources in the UPA government at Union level.

List of elected Assembly membersEdit

S. No. Constituency Elected Member Party affiliation
1 Purola (SC) Mal Chand BJP
2 Yamunotri Pritam Singh Panwar UKD(P)
3 Gangotri Vijaypal Singh Sajwan INC
4 Badrinath Rajendra Singh Bhandari INC
5 Tharali (SC) Prof. Jeet Ram INC
6 Karnaprayag Dr. Anusuya Prasad Maikhuri INC
7 Kedarnath Shaila Rani Rawat INC
8 Rudraprayag Dr. Harak Singh Rawat INC
9 Ghansali (SC) Bhim Lal Arya BJP
10 Devprayag Mantri Prasad Naithani Independent
11 Narendranagar Subodh Uniyal INC
12 Pratapnagar Vikram Singh Negi INC
13 Tehri Dinesh Dhanai Independent
14 Dhanaulti Mahavir Singh BJP
15 Chakrata (ST) Pritam Singh INC
16 Vikasnagar Nav Prabhat INC
17 Sahaspur Sahdev Singh Pundir BJP
18 Dharampur Dinesh Agrawal INC
19 Raipur Umesh Sharma 'Kau' INC
20 Rajpur Road (SC) Rajkumar INC
21 Dehradun Cantonment Harbans Kapoor BJP
22 Mussoorie Ganesh Joshi BJP
23 Doiwala Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' BJP
24 Rishikesh Premchand Aggarwal BJP
25 Haridwar Madan Kaushik BJP
26 BHEL Ranipur Adesh Chauhan BJP
27 Jwalapur (SC) Chandra Shekhar BJP
28 Bhagwanpur (SC) Surendra Rakesh BSP
29 Jhabrera (SC) Hari Das BSP
30 Piran Kaliyar Furqan Ahmad INC
31 Roorkee Pradip Batra INC
32 Khanpur Pranav Singh 'Champion' INC
33 Manglaur Sarwat Karim Ansari BSP
34 Laksar Sanjay Gupta BJP
35 Haridwar Rural Yatishwaranand BJP
36 Yamkeshwar Vijaya Barthwal BJP
37 Pauri (SC) Sundar Lal Mandrawal INC
38 Srinagar Ganesh Godiyal INC
39 Chaubattakhal Tirath Singh Rawat BJP
40 Lansdowne Dilip Singh Rawat BJP
41 Kotdwar Surendra Singh Negi INC
42 Dharchula Harish Singh Dhami INC
43 Didihat Bishan Singh Chuphal BJP
44 Pithoragarh Mayukh Singh Mahar INC
45 Gangolihat (SC) Narayan Ram Arya INC
46 Kapkot Lalit Pharswan INC
47 Bageshwar (SC) Chandan Ram Das BJP
48 Dwarahat Madan Singh Bisht INC
49 Salt Surendra Singh Jeena BJP
50 Ranikhet Ajay Bhatt BJP
51 Someshwar (SC) Ajay Tamta BJP
52 Almora Manoj Tiwari INC
53 Jageshwar Govind Singh Kunjwal INC
54 Lohaghat Puran Singh Phartyal BJP
55 Champawat Hemesh Kharkwal INC
56 Lalkuan Harish Chandra Durgapal Independent
57 Bhimtal Dan Singh Bhandari BJP
58 Nainital (SC) Sarita Arya INC
59 Haldwani Dr. Indira Hridayesh INC
60 Kaladhungi Banshidhar Bhagat BJP
61 Ramnagar Amrita Rawat INC
62 Jaspur Dr. Shailendra Mohan Singhal INC
63 Kashipur Harbhajan Singh Cheema BJP
64 Bajpur (SC) Yashpal Arya INC
65 Gadarpur Arvind Pandey BJP
66 Rudrapur Rajkumar Thukral BJP
67 Kichha Rajesh Shukla BJP
68 Sitarganj Kiran Mandal BJP
69 Nanakmatta (ST) Dr. Prem Singh Rana BJP
70 Khatima Pushkar Singh Dhami BJP

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