Uttarakhand Polls 2017: Know all about key candidates

Uttarakhand Polls 2017 Know all about key candidates

Uttarakhand waits with bated breath as countdown will begin for announcement of results of Assembly elections at 8am when EVMs will unseal the fate of a total of 637 candidates.

There are a total of 70 assembly seats in the state which are all being contested by the ruling Congress and opposition BJP.

Considering the large number of Congress turncoats trying their luck this time as BJP candidates it will be interesting to watch out for what happens in about a dozen seats from where they are in the fray.

Chief Minister Harish Rawat is trying his luck from two seats of Kichcha in Udhamsingh Nagar district and Haridwar (rural) in Haridwar district.

Uttarakhand Polls 2017 Know all about key candidates

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat is contesting from two seats - Kichcha and Haridwar Rural.By contesting from two seats, Mr Rawat has become the first state chief minister to be fielded from two assembly constituencies in Uttarakhand, something he claims, is a strategic imperative. He has been a five-time Member of Parliament. He has been elected four times to the Lok Sabha (Lower House) and once to the Rajya Sabha (Upper House).

Uttarakhand Polls 2017 Know all about key candidates

Satpal Maharaj is a National Executive Member of Bharatiya Janata Party. He left Congress Party and joined Bharatiya Janata Party BJP on 21 March 2014. Shri Satpal Maharaj is referred to as the most active MP of Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand Polls 2017 Know all about key candidates

Govind Singh Kunjwal is an Indian National Congress leader and member of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly in India. He was elected from Jageshwar (Vidhan Sabha constituency) in the Uttarakhand state assembly elections, 2002. He is current speaker of Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly.

Uttarakhand Polls 2017 Know all about key candidates

Ganesh Joshi is an Indian politician and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Joshi is a member of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly from the Mussoorie constituency in Dehradun district.

Uttarakhand Polls 2017 Know all about key candidates

The decision of BJP brass to give ticket to Saurabh Bahuguna, the son of former chief minister Vijay Bahuguna, did not come as a surprise for the party cadre. Saurabh has been nurturing the seat for more than three years.Bahuguna senior had won the seat in the 2012 by-poll and Saurabh has been working at the grass-root level since then.