New Delhi: Ahead of Assembly election results on March 17, the stage is all set for the exit poll, which will be announced at 5:30 PM on Thursday.  The News 24 is bringing Uttarakhand Assembly Elections 2017 Exit Poll Results along with Today’s Chanakya.  You can watch the live streaming of Exit Poll Results by News 24-Today’s Chanakya here.  The Election Commission had earlier postponed exit polls’ telecast to March 9 evening after elections to one seat each in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand is over. The last phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh and Manipur was on March 8. But following the demise of two candidates in the Alapur (UP) and the Karnaprayag (Uttarakhand) constituencies, the Commission had postponed elections there and fixed March 9 as the new date. Also Read - Sourav Ganguly to Join Politics in Future? BCCI President Answers

In Uttarakhand, the Assembly Election is crucial for both the BJP and Congress as both the political parties are aiming high to get the clear majority. Apart from BJP, Congress Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party is also keeping an eye in in the hill state. Also Read - Uttarakhand CM Cancels Programmes, Rushes to Delhi Amid Rumours of Leadership Change

In 2012 assembly elections, the Congress party emerged as the winner with 32 seats out of 70, one more than BJP who failed out on the chance to form the government. On the other hand Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party didn’t manage to have any significant impact on the polls as it won three seats out of 70 and the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal that fought 52 seats could only win in a single constituency. Also Read - Suvendu Adhikari to File Nomination Papers From Nandigram Assembly Seat on March 12, Will Face Mamata Banerjee

The Assembly election this year is being seen as the most important battle for Harish Rawat in view of his projection as CM candidate. It is expected to test Rawat’s capability, especially in Kedar valley as he had claimed or undertaking rehabilitation and reconstruction after the area witnessed deadly floods and landslides in 2013. Of the total 70 assembly seats, any party which wins 36 seats forms a government in Uttarakhand. Out of the 70 constituencies in Uttarakhand, 69 constituencies of the hill state went to poll in a single phase on February 15. The polling in Karnaprayag constituency was not held following the death of BSP candidate Kuldip Singh.

Udhamsingh Nagar district recorded the highest poll percentage at 75.79 while Almora recorded a minimum of 52.81 percent. Haridwar at 75.69 per cent, Uttarkashi at 68.29 and Dehradun at 63.45 were the other districts where relatively high polling percentages were recorded in the state. Out of a total of 10,685 polling stations, 7 stood out for drawing a blank as none showed up at these polling stations to cast their votes.

Counting will take place on March 11.

Live Updates

  • 6:54 PM IST
    The News 24-Today’s Chanakya has predicted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to be the clear leader in Uttarakhand.As per the exit poll results, the BJP is expected to get 53 seats, securing 43 per cent vote share whereas the ruling Congres party is likely to secure 15 seats with 34 per cent vote share and others will get 2 with 23 per cent vote share in the 70-member assembly. The voters of Uttarakhand were seen disappointed with the performance of chief minister Harish Rawat as 38 percent of voters have voted his work performance as bad. 23% people say his performance was good, 34% people voted it as satisfactory and 5% people were doubtful of it.
    However, when the channel asked one of the senior Congress leaders to comment on the Exit Poll results he said the party would get an advantage of CM Harish Rawat’s popularity and all post-poll survey would be proved wrong on March 11, 2017.

    Reacting on the exit poll results, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramaniam Swamy took to micro-blogging site Twitter and posted , “If Exit Polls are correct then it means that Hindutva with Namo have delivered four of the five states for BJP”.

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  • 6:04 PM IST

    Will be benefitted by Harish Rawat’s popularity, says Congress leader over Today’s Chanakya-News 24 post-poll prediction.

  • 5:59 PM IST

    As per Today’s Chanakya-News 24 exit poll survey, 38% public termed Harish Rawat’s work as bad, 23% people say it was good, 34% people voted it as satisfactory and 5% people can’t say.

  • 5:51 PM IST

    Coming to the vote share percentage, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to get 43% (plus/minus 3%) vote share whereas the ruling Congress party likely to get 34% ((plus/minus 3%) vote share in the 2017 Uttarakhand Assembly elections, as per Today’s Chanakya-News 24 exit poll results.

  • 5:45 PM IST

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will get 53 seats whereas The Indian National Congress (INC) is likely to bag 15 seat and Others will get 2, predicts post-poll survey of Today’s Chanakya-News 24.

  • 5:40 PM IST

    As per the post-poll survey of Today’s Chanakya-News 24, Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to get clear majority in 2017 assembly elections.