The margin of victory displays that the Modi issue has labored and so have points like nationalism and improvement. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had held three public conferences throughout the campaigning in Kumaon, Garhwal and Plain areas. Voters had been maybe impressed by his assertion that this decade belongs to Uttarakhand.
Essentially the most disappointing information for the BJP got here from Khatima from the place chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami misplaced the election. With Dhami dropping from Khatima, the BJP may undertake a contemporary train to elect a brand new CM. The race for the chief minister’s put up is now extensive open and there are a lot of contenders.
Dhami is the third CM to lose an election within the state. Earlier, former chief ministers Harish Rawat and BC Khanduri had misplaced the elections whereas nonetheless in workplace.
Whereas Harish Rawat, who remained the poster boy of the Congress in his capability as the pinnacle of the marketing campaign committee, misplaced the election to the BJP nominee by margin of round 17,000 votes in Lalkuwan seat, Aam Aadmi Party‘s CM face Colonel (retired) Ajay Kothiyal additionally confronted defeat in Gangotri bagging simply round 6,000 votes, securing the third place.
BJP, throughout its marketing campaign, primarily highlighted main improvement works just like the Rishikesh-Karnprayag line, the all climate highway and reconstruction works round Kedarnath, which have been progressing at a quick tempo. The social gathering additionally highlighted the One Rank One Pension Scheme to woo the army-men and their members of the family.
The Congress’ makes an attempt to focus on native points didn’t work in its favour this time.