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2014 Loksabha Election in Uttarakhand with Past

Updated on May 11, 2014



A Little About Uttarakhand

The state of Uttarakhand was established on 9 November 2000 . There are two divisions - Kumaon and Garhwal , in the state of Uttarakhand and these divisions consist of 13 districts.. The districts of Almora,Bageshwar,Champawat, Nainital,Pithoragarh, Udham Singh Nagar Make the Kumaon division.The Garhwal division includes Dehradun, Haridwar,Tehri Garhwal,Uttarkashi, Chamoli,Pauri Garhwal or Garhwal,Rudraprayag .Legislature is unicameral and it has 70 seats with an anglo-Indian Member.So it has a total of 71 assembly constituencies.Parliamentary constituencies consist of 5 Loksabha and 3 Rajyasabha seats.There are 10,116,752 people living in an area of 53,484 km2 in Uttarakhand.The largest city Dehradun is its present Capital.There are 79.63% literate people living in the state.Hindi,Kumaoni,Garhwali and Jaunsari are spoken languages there.But the official languages are Hindi and Sanskrit.Chief Minister Harish Rawat from Indian National Congress is ruling the state under the governorship of Aziz Qureshi.For financial year In 2012 per capita income in Uttarakhand is 82,193INR It is which is more than the national average income of of 60,603 INR. Present gross state domestic product is 95,201 per capita .

A Place Of Tourism

Uttarkhand is a land of tourism.It is widely popular for some holy Hindu shrines,temples,rivers etc.Gangotri and Jamunotri are the holy sources of the rivers ,Ganga and Jamuna respectively.There are Badrinath and Kedarnatha which are dedicated to Hindu gods Vishnu and Shiva respectively.There is Hariswar which means gateway to god.Here Kumbhmela is organized every 12 years.Mussoorie, Nainital, Bhimtal, and Ranikhet are some of the most popular hill stations in the satte.Jim Corbett National Park is in this state.Basundhara water fall is a water fall in the state near Badrinath.So the state is naturally rich in feature.

Way to Kedarnath


Political Parties in Uttarakhand

There are so many political parties in Uttarakhand including national parties,state parties and registered but unrecognized political parties. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

,Indian National Congress (INC) are the main influencial national political parties in the state.Besides there are Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ,Communist party of India (CPI) ,Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) .

State parties in Uttarakhand include:

Famous state party like Samajwadi Party (SP) ,Lalu Prasad’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) ,Janata Dal -Secular (JD-S),Janata Dal –United(JD-U) and Samata Party (SAM) also exist in the political ground of Uttarakhand.

Registered but unrecognized parties include Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) , Rashtriya Kranti Party ,Uttarakhand Janwadi Party (UJP) and Rashtriya Kisan Party.Among these unrecognized parties Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) is the most significant and important party . Uttarakhand Kranti Dal(UKD) got three seats in Assembly election of 2007 when it supported in the formation of Uttarakhand government with Bharatiya Janata Party as both the national parties –congress and BJP were not in the position of majority and 1 seat in 2012 Assembly election .

Political Parties in Uttarakhand

National Parties
State Parties
Unrecognized Parties
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Janata Dal -Secular (JD-S)
Rashtriya Kisan Party
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
Janata Dal (United) (JD-U)]
Rashtriya Kranti Party
Indian National Congress (INC)
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)
Uttarakhand Janwadi Party (UJP)
Communist party of India (CPI)
Samata Party (SAM)
Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD)
Communist Party of India -Marxist (CPI-M)]
Samajwadi Party (SP)

Parliamentary Constituencies in Uttarakhand

There are five Loksabha or parliamentary constituencies in Uttarakhand besides 70 assembly constituencies.These five constituencies are

  1. Tehri Garhwal
  2. Garhwal
  3. Almora
  4. Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar
  5. Hardwar.

All the four contituencies are for general candidates except Almora which is reserved for schedule caste.

Loksabha No and Name and Category

Tehri Garhwal.
Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar

2009 Loksabha Result in Uttarakhand

All the five parliamentary constituencies went to the Indian National Congress in Uttarakhand in 2009.Harish Rawat was one of the important political figure to win the war.In Tehri Garhwal constituency Vijay Bahuguna won from Indian National Congress.In Garhwal constituency Satpal Maharaj was elected to be an MP. Almora which is reserved for the schedule caste was captured by Pradeep Tamta from Indian National Congress. K.C. Singh Baba of Indian National Congress won Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar . Hardwar was in the name of Harish Rawat from Congress

2009 Loksabha Result in Uttarakhand

PC No and Name
Member of Parliament
Nearest Contestant
1 Tehri Garhwal
Vijay Bahuguna
Indian National Congress
Bharatiya Janata Party
2 Garhwal
Satpal Maharaj
Indian National Congress
Bharatiya Janata Party
3 Almora (SC)
Pradeep Tamta
Indian National Congress
Bharatiya Janata Party
4 Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar
K.C. Singh Baba
Indian National Congress
Bharatiya Janata Party
5 Hardwar
Harish Rawat
Indian National Congress
Bharatiya Janata Party

Uttarakhand Formerly Known As Uttaranchal

Uttarakhand was named Uttaranchal and was known as this name from 2000 to 2006.The name was changed officially in 2007 January for the demand of the larger section of the population of the state.Here in Uttaranchal in 2004 Parliamentary election Bharatiya Janata Party won 3 seats out of 5,Indian National Congress won one and Samajwadi Party won one seat .The the Loksabha election of 2004 in Uttaranchal presently Uttarakhand favoured the Bharatiya Janata Party.

2673832 voters of which 1470496 were male and 1197917 were female out of 5562637 electors voted in this Loksabha election.Bharatiya Janata Party got almost 41%,Congress got 38.31 ,Samajwadi Party got almost 8% and Bahujan Samaj Party got above 6%.So the percentages of BJP and Congress are clear indication of equal support of BJP and Congress .

2004 Loksabha Result in Uttaranchal or Uttarakhand

Bharatiya Janata Party
Indian National Congress
Samajwadi Party

Political Issues in Uttarakhand

Narendra Modi is the face for whom and by which the BJP is campaigning for their support and Congress is constantly publicizing against Nishank,the former Chief Minister from BJP on the issue of corruption for 2010 Kumbh Mela.Nishank replied toughly that Rawat is to answer too as he was the M.P. then from Haridwar.Water,land ,unemployment etc are some important issues here which will be factors in this election.The devastating disaster in recent time in Uttarakhand is really has become a matter of touching issue though all the leaders of all parties are continually saying that this is not to be considered as a political issue.This is an emotional issue.But it is mentionable that a place of religious and economic heaven must be in light of politics as the hoteliers ,transporters are dreaming of rebuilding of the holy land.

Opinion Poll

As the Uttarakhand result prediction done by Headlines Today-Cvoter opined that in this state BJP is going to win 4 seats out of 5 seats leaving Congress one.

Exit Poll

India Today-CVote

Renuka Rawat,Candidate from Congress

Wife of present Chief Minister Rawat of Uttarakhand from Congress
Wife of present Chief Minister Rawat of Uttarakhand from Congress | Source

List of Contesting Candidates in Uttarakhand in 2014 Loksabha

No and Name of PC
Tehri Garhwal
Anoop Nautiyal
Maharani Smt Raj Laxmi
Saket Bahuguna
Maj Gen B C Khandudi
Harak Singh Rawat
Harish Chandra
Shri Ajay Tamta
Pradeep Tamta
Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar
Balli Singh Cheema
Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari
K.C. Singh Baba
Kanchan Choudhary Bhattacharya
Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
Smt. Renuka Rawat

Nishank,Candidate from BJP

Former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand from BJP, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank now contesting in Hardwar against CM's wife.
Former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand from BJP, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank now contesting in Hardwar against CM's wife. | Source

Poll Date

All the constituencies in Uttarakhand are fixed to take poll on 7th May.

Poll Dates

Poll Date
Tehri Garhal
7th May
7th May
7th May
7th May
7th May

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