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.