Uttarakhand on Tuesday witnessed a neck- and-neck fight between BJP and
Congress with the ruling party taking a lead in 30 seats in the 70-member
According to early trends with the Election Commission for 70 seats,
Congress was closely following BJP by establishing a lead in 29 seats.
Uttarkhand chief miniter BC Khanduri, who was initially trailing, has
taken a lead of 500 votes against SS Negi of Congress in the Kotdwar seat,
The BJP opened its account from Sitarganj seat in Kumaon region when the
first result went to its favour with its candidate Kiran Chand Mandal
emerging the winner.
BSP is also leading in 5 seats. Uttarakhand Kranti Dal—Panwar (UKD—P)
is ahead in one seat while others were leading in the rest of the five
Congress leader Indira Haridayesh has won from Haldwani constituency
against Renu Adhikari of BJP.
State BJP president Bishan Singh Chufal is leading by 688 votes from