Dehradun: In a bid to woo voters for the upcoming Assembly elections, the Uttarakhand government is all set to form five new districts in the state.

If everything goes as per the plan, the Kumaon and Garhwal region would have three and two districts respectively in August itself.

With the Assembly elections knocking at the door, the ruling BJP government in the state is leaving no stone unturned to boost its vote bank.

Earlier the ongoing Census in the state had obstructed the creation of new districts, but now the government is not facing any such problem, therefore the exercise can perk up.

In fact, the initiative of creating new districts, which was being demanded for long, is seen as a step taken by the BJP to form a ground for the election and win the confidence of people.

The formation of new districts which is being demanded for long includes Kotdwara (Pauri Garhwal), Kashipur (Udham Singh Nagar), Ranikhet (Almora), Purola (Uttarkashi) and Didihat (Pithoragarh).

(JPN/ Bureau)