Uttarakhand election results: BJP inching towards a win but CM Dhami loses his seat
गाँव कनेक्शन 10 March 2022 12:11 PM GMT
As the counting of votes is underway in Uttarakhand, there is a strong possibility that the ruling party BJP is set to return to power as it has already won 20 seats and is currently leading in 27 out of the total 70 seats. The total vote share of the BJP is 44.3 per cent in the Himalayan state. Interestingly, while the ruling party is looking forward to another term, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has lost his Khatima constituency seat to a Congress candidate named Bhuwan Chandra Kapri who won by a margin of 6, 579 votes.
Meanwhile, former chief minister of Uttarakhand and Congress veteran Harish Rawat lost his Lalkuwa constituency to BJP's electoral candidate Mohan Singh Bisht by 16,600 votes.
Addressing the media, Rawat said, "Our efforts were a little less to win over the public of Uttarakhand. We were sure that people will vote for a change, there must've been a shortage in our efforts, I accept it & take responsibility for the defeat."
He also added that he found the results to be very surprising. "I cannot understand that after such massive inflation, if this was the public's mandate, what is the definition of public welfare & social justice?...I can't understand people saying 'BJP zindabaad' after this," he added.
"Our campaign strategy was insufficient & I accept it as chairman of Campaign Committee. People worked very well & I'd like to thank them. I couldn't win people's trust but I'd like to congratulate my daughter & all the winning candidates who won," the former chief minister said while addressing the media.
On the other hand, Harish Rawat's daughter, Anupama Rawat has won from Haridwar Rural constituency by 4472 votes.
It is also important to note that while Aam Aadmi Party has swept Punjab however it refused to leave a mark in Uttarakhand with its total vote share being as low as 3.3 per cent.