Congress Leader Harish Rawat Losses Seats In Uttarakhand

New Delhi: Congress’s Harish Rawat, a hopeful and veteran leader lost his elections today. His party is trailing with less than 20 seats as the BJP crossed the majority mark with more than 45 seats in the 70-seat Uttarakhand assembly.

Mr Rawat, who is contesting from the Lalkuwa seat, was led the campaigns for Congress in Uttarakhand.

The BJP is all set for a second consecutive term in office in the state – something that has never happened in the state’s 21-year history. It has always alternated between the BJP and the Congress.

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami is also trailing behind Bhuwan Chandra Kapri of the Congress in Khatima by 1068 votes, the Election Commission said.

Congress’s Collapse In Punjab Elections 

Punjab Chief Minister and Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi has lost the election from both the seats that he contested – Chamkaur Sahib and Bhadaur. In Bhadaur, the Aam Aadmi Party’s Labh Singh Ugoke got over 57,000 votes, while Mr Channi drew a little over 23,000 votes. In the other seat, Mr Channi got some 50,000 votes, while his nearest rival from the Aam Aadmi Party who has a similar name – Charanjit Singh – got over 54,000 votes.

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