Lalkuan Election Result 2022 LIVE: BJP registers its win; Harish Rawat's loss a setback for Congress
BJP's Mohan Singh Bisht has won from the Lalkuan seat, beating former CM and Congress stalwart Harish Rawat.
In a major setback to Indian National Congres, former Chief Minister Harish Rawat has lost from the seat of Lalkuan, from where he was contesting. Lalkuan is one of the most important constituencies of Uttarakhand. Rawat had started trailing with a margin of over 16,000 votes. The seat was won by Bharatiya Janata Party's Dr Mohan Singh Bisht. Soon after the exit polls, the Congress stalwart claimed that the party will be able to get the magic number of 36, despite the fact that none of the exit polls surveys predicted any political party crossing the halfway mark.
Rawat was contesting against BJP's Bisht. AAP’s Chandra Sekhar Pandey and BSP’s Prithvipal Singh Rawat are also among the total 13 candidates who have locked horns from this seat.
Issues such as unemployment and the development of the region were been raised by Rawat. He also promised of enhancing the connectivity of the region with other places if he is brought to power. As for BJP, other than overall development, Uniform Civil Code and anti-religious conversion law are what the party promised to the voters.
In the previous election of 2017, Lalkuan saw a total of 1,11,965 voters cast their mandate. The election was won by BJP’s Naveen Chandra Dumka who gained a 55.65 per cent vote share while Congress’s Harish Chandra Durgapal could manage only 21.59 per cent. According to statistics provided by the Election Commission of India, the voter turnout for the 2022 assembly elections is 70.83%.