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Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly election, 2012

The Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly election, 2012 were the third Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) election of the state. 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 Bahujan Samaj Party, Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (P) and Independents. The Bharatiya Janata Party with 31 seats served as the official opposition.

Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly election, 2012

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70 seats in the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
36 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 67.22%

  Majority party Minority party
  Uttarakhand EX CM Bahuguna.jpg Lotos flower symbol.svg
Leader Vijay Bahuguna B. C. Khanduri
Party INC BJP
Alliance Post-poll alliance with PDF none
Leader since 2012 2007
Leader's seat Sitarganj
(by-election)
Kotdwar
(lost)
Last election 21 35
Seats won 32 31
Seat change Increase 11 Decrease 4
Percentage 33.79% 33.13%

Chief Minister before election

B. C. Khanduri
BJP

Elected Chief Minister

Vijay Bahuguna
INC

Contents

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.

Key post holders in the AssemblyEdit

List of 2012-2017 Assembly membersEdit

S. No. Constituency Elected Member Party affiliation
1 Purola (SC) Malchand BJP
2 Yamunotri Pritam Singh Panwar UKD(P)
3 Gangotri Vijaypal Singh Sajwan INC
4 Badrinath Rajendra Singh Bhandari INC
5 Tharali (SC) Dr. 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 Cantt 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 Kunwar 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 Prasad 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 Mohan Singh 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
71 Anglo Indian Russell Valentine Gardner Nominated

By-electionEdit

S. No. Constituency Elected Member Party affiliation
23 Doiwala Hira Singh Bisht INC
28 Bhagwanpur (SC) Mamta Rakesh INC
42 Dharchula Harish Rawat INC
51 Someshwar (SC) Rekha Arya INC
68 Sitarganj Vijay Bahuguna INC

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