02 Feb 2014
Dehradun: Shortly after being sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Harish Rawat on Saturday showered praises on his predecessor Vijay Bahuguna, saying he salutes him for doing an exemplary job during the mid-June natural calamity that shook the whole nation.
17 Sep 2013
Dehradun: Opposition BJP in Uttarakhand on Tuesday demanded extension state Assembly's three-day session by at least four more days saying it was too brief considering the number of issues to be discussed.
23 Mar 2014
Dehradun: Amid changing political equations in Uttarakhand after Pauri MP and party heavyweight Satpal Maharaj quit Congress, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday claimed that the party stands united with all its MLAs intact and is ready to take on BJP in the coming Lok Sabha polls.
03 Feb 2014
Dehradun: With an eye on Lok Sabha polls, BJP on Monday appointed its senior leader Uma Bharti the election in-charge of the party for Uttarakhand.
11 Mar 2012
After failing to get an absolute majority in Uttarakhand, the BJP is now facing trouble in deciding a new face for the party in the state. Although the BJP is keen on bringing a younger face to the fore the party is keeping an eye on the Opposition's move. As a hung assembly in Uttarakhand seems to be looming large, the party has kept all its options open.
10 Mar 2012
Scraping through a virtual tie in Uttarakhand, the Congress is struggling to choose the next Chief Minister of the hill state. On Saturday, in a meeting with the newly elected MLAs and Independents garnering support to the party, the Congress observers failed to give a clear picture on the matter.
09 Mar 2012
The Congress on Friday said its top state leaders would meet the Uttarakhand Governor and stake claim to form a new government even as the BSP, which also holds key to government formation, kept its cards close to its chest.
07 May 2016
Dehradun: Ahead of the crucial floor test on May 10, Congress and BJP are issuing whips to their MLAs as they try to keep their flock together.
22 Jan 2012
Ruling BJP and main opposition party Congress are the two main stakeholders in Uttarakhand assembly election. Both the parties have been predominant in the state politics since November 2000 when the new state of Uttaranchal was carved out of Uttar Pradesh. Later, the state was renamed as Uttarakhand in 2007. The 70-member state assembly was first dominated by the BJP government since 1999 to 2002 while the Congress remained in power from 2002 to 2007. After 2007 state elections, the BJP formed its government for the second time by joining hands with Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD).
25 Mar 2012
With single ministerial berth remaining vacant in Uttarakhand cabinet, the newly formed Progressive Democratic Front (PDF), an ally of the recently formed Congress government in the state, has striving hard to clinch it.