CM Rawat fails to open his account in Uttarakhand polls

Rawat lost to the Bharatiya Janata Party's Yatishwaranand in Haridwar (Rural).

Published: 11th March 2017 12:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th March 2017 02:13 PM   |  A+A-

Former Chief Minister Harish Rawat | PTI


NEW DELHI: In a major setback for Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat eyeing another term in office, the Congress leader has lost this year’s assembly polls from both Haridwar Rural and Kichha seats.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as per the latest trends is emerging as the frontrunner to form the next government in the hill state.

With 50 seats, the BJP has established a significant lead. The Indian National Congress (INC) has bagged 10 seats while other parties have bagged four seats in the 70-member Uttarakhand Assembly. 


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