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2007 Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly election

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The 2007 Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly election were the second Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) election of the state of Uttarakhand in India. The elections were held on 21 February 2007, when the Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as the largest party with 35 seats in the 70-seat legislature. One seat short of forming a majority, the BJP have had to rely on support from the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal and three Independents to form the government. The Indian National Congress became the official opposition, holding 21 seats.

2007 Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly election

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70 seats in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
36 seats needed for a majority
Turnout63.10% (Increase 8.76%)
  Majority party Minority party
  Uttarakhand EX CM Khanduri.jpg Hand INC.svg
Leader B. C. Khanduri Harak Singh Rawat
Party BJP INC
Alliance Post-poll alliance with UKD and Independents none
Leader since 2007 2007
Leader's seat Dhumakot
(by-election)
Lansdowne
Last election 19 36
Seats won 35 21
Seat change Increase 16 Decrease 15

Chief Minister before election

N. D. Tiwari
INC

Elected Chief Minister

B. C. Khanduri
BJP

Contents

ResultsEdit

Rank Party Seats Contested Seats Won Leader in the House
1 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 70 35 Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri (2007-2009)
Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nihsank' (2009-2011)
Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri (2011-2012)
4 Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) 61 03 Diwakar Bhatt
5 Independents - 03 N/A
2 Indian National Congress (INC) 70 21 Harak Singh Rawat
3 Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 70 08 Hari Das
Total - 70

The Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as the largest party with 35 seats in a house of 70. They were still one short of the majority to form a government. After much wrangling it was announced that the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal and the three Independents would be supporting the government. The incumbent Indian National Congress Government lost as they had only 21 seats out of 70 seats.

After protracted discussions it was announced the B. C. Khanduri would be Chief Minister and B. S. Koshyari was to manage party work.

Key post holders in the AssemblyEdit

List of 2007–2012 Assembly members[2]Edit

S. No. Constituency Elected Member Party affiliation
1 Purola (SC) Rajesh Juwantha INC
2 Gangotri Gopal Singh Rawat BJP
3 Yamunotri Kedar Singh Rawat INC
4 Pratapnagar Vijay Singh Panwar (Guddu Panwar) BJP
5 Tehri Kishore Upadhyaya INC
6 Ghansali Balvir Singh Negi INC
7 Devprayag Diwakar Bhatt UKD
8 Narendranagar Om Gopal Rawat UKD
9 Dhanaulti (SC) Khajan Das BJP
10 Chakrata (ST) Pritam Singh INC
11 Vikasnagar Kuldip Kumar BJP
12 Sahaspur (SC) Rajkumar BJP
13 Lakshman Chowk Dinesh Agrawal INC
14 Dehradun Harbans Kapoor BJP
15 Rajpur Ganesh Joshi BJP
16 Mussoorie Jot Singh Gunsola INC
17 Rishikesh Premchand Aggarwal BJP
18 Doiwala Trivendra Singh Rawat BJP
19 Bhagwanpur (SC) Surendra Rakesh BSP
20 Roorkee Suresh Chand Jain BJP
21 Iqbalpur Chaudhari Yashvir Singh BSP
22 Manglaur Qazi Muhammad Nizamuddin BSP
23 Landhaura (SC) Hari Das BSP
24 Laksar Kunwar Pranav Singh 'Champion' INC
25 Bahadrabad Muhammad Shahzad BSP
26 Haridwar Madan Kaushik BJP
27 Laldhang Taslim Ahmad BSP
28 Yamkeshwar Vijaya Barthwal BJP
29 Kotdwar Shailendra Singh Rawat BJP
30 Dhumakot Lt. Gen. Tejpal Singh Rawat (Retd.) INC
31 Bironkhal Amrita Rawat INC
32 Lansdowne Dr. Harak Singh Rawat INC
33 Pauri Yashpal Benam Independent
34 Srinagar (SC) Brijmohan Kotwal BJP
35 Thalisain Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' BJP
36 Rudraprayag Matvar Singh Kandari BJP
37 Kedarnath Asha Nautiyal BJP
38 Badrinath Kedar Singh Phonia BJP
39 Nandaprayag Rajendra Singh Bhandari Independent
40 Karnaprayag Anil Nautiyal BJP
41 Pindar (SC) Govind Lal BJP
42 Kapkot Bhagat Singh Koshyari BJP
43 Kanda Balwant Singh Bhauryal BJP
44 Bageshwar (SC) Chandan Ram Das BJP
45 Dwarahat Pushpesh Tripathi UKD
46 Bhikhiyasain Surendra Singh Jeena BJP
47 Salt Ranjit Singh Rawat INC
48 Ranikhet Karan Singh Mahra INC
49 Someshwar (SC) Ajay Tamta BJP
50 Almora Manoj Tiwari INC
51 Jageshwar Govind Singh Kunjwal INC
52 Mukteshwar (SC) Yashpal Arya INC
53 Dhari Govind Singh Bisht BJP
54 Haldwani Banshidhar Bhagat BJP
55 Nainital Kharak Singh Bohra BJP
56 Ramnagar Diwan Singh Bisht BJP
57 Jaspur Dr. Shailendra Mohan Singhal INC
58 Kashipur Harbhajan Singh Cheema BJP
59 Bajpur Arvind Pandey BJP
60 Pantnagar-Gadarpur Premanand Mahajan BSP
61 Rudrapur-Kichha Tilak Raj Behar INC
62 Sitarganj (SC) Narayan Pal BSP
63 Khatima (ST) Gopal Singh Rana INC
64 Champawat Vina Mahrana BJP
65 Lohaghat Mahendra Singh Mahra (Mahu Bhai) INC
66 Pithoragarh Prakash Pant BJP
67 Gangolihat (SC) Joga Ram Tamta BJP
68 Didihat Bishan Singh Chuphal BJP
69 Kanalichhina Mayukh Singh Mahar INC
70 Dharchula (ST) Gagan Singh Rajwar Independent
71 Anglo Indian Karen Mayor Nominated

By-electionEdit

S. No. Constituency Elected Member Party affiliation
11 Vikasnagar Munna Singh Chauhan BJP
30 Dhumakot Maj. Gen. Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri (Retd.) BJP
42 Kapkot Sher Singh Garhia BJP

See alsoEdit

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