Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami lost to Congress' Bhuwan Chandra Kapri in Khatima, even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) garnered a clear victory, after surpassing the majority mark.
The saffron party ended up with 47 seats, while the Congress managed to win 19 seats counting in the 2022 Uttarakhand Assembly elections.
Congress candidate and former CM Harish Rawat lost in Lalkuwa constituency
Uttarakhand has 70 Assembly seats, of which 36 need to be won by a party or alliance to form a majority
In the state's previous elections in 2017, the BJP had won by an overwhelming margin, bagging 57 of the 70 seats
Held on 14 February, the single-phase Uttarakhand Assembly elections saw 62.5 percent voter turnout
BJP Wins 47 Seats
BJP finishes with 47 seats, while Congress manages to win 19.
'We Will Implement Uniform Civil Code': CM Dhami
As the BJP won the Assembly elections in Uttarakhand, incumbent Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, according to ANI, said:
“We will form a high-level committee after forming the govt to implement the Uniform Civil Code. The committee will prepare a draft and we will implement it in Uttarakhand as we've promised to the people of the state.”
BJP Grabs 39 Seats, Garners Clear Victory
The BJP has picked up 39 seats in the state and is leading in another eight seats. The majority mark in the state Assembly for the formation of the government is 36.
BJP Crosses Halfway Mark, Wins State
Garnering 37 seats, BJP crosses the halfway mark, winning state.