On Thursday, elections in Uttarakhand’s five Lok Sabha seat seen 46.59 percent voter turnout till 3 pm, reports an official.

The destination of 52 candidates will be decided by 78 lakh voters of the state, where all 5-seats- Pauri, Thri, Almora, Haridwar, and Nainital- are being held by the BJP.

Voting started at 7 am and there was 46.59 percent polling by 3 pm in Uttarakhand, said Chief Electoral Officer Saujanya.

BJP is locked in starting contests with the grand old party on all the seats.

High-profile candidates in the candidate list are former Chief Minister Harish Rawat, who takes on state-BJP Chief Ajay Bhatt in Nainital, BJP National Secretary Tirath Singh Rawat is fighting against BC Khanduri’s son Manish Khanduri in Pauri, sitting MPs Ajay Tamta (Lok Sabha) faces Pradeep Tamta (Rajya Sabha) in Almora, and former Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank who faces Congress’ Ambrish Kumar in Haridwar.

Related Articles
Next Story
Going Viral
Amid United States New Tariffs, Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi, And Vladimir Putin To Discuss Protectionism

Amid United States New Tariffs, Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi, And Vladimir Putin To Discuss Protectionism

by Chandrani Sarkar June 24, 2019
Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and other leaders of BRICS grouping during the G20 Summit in Japan, where they are likely to discuss about opposing the “protectionist” and “unilateralist” trade policies of the United States, reports a senior minister of China. China is seeking to build a strong rivalry against the United President Donald Trump using tariffs and trade...