dhami: Bittersweet for Dhami, rout for Rawat: By no means simple to be CM decide in Uttarakhand | India Information

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, who contested from Khatima, misplaced the election to Congress’s Bhuwan Chandra Kapri by a margin of 6,579 votes. Kapri secured 51.9% of votes whereas Dhami’s vote share was 44.8%.
Not simply Dhami however his prime challenger, Harish Rawat, who was being seen because the frontrunner to the CM put up had Congress come to energy, additionally misplaced from the Lalkuan seat. Rawat misplaced to BJP’s Mohan Singh Bisht by over 17,500 votes. The previous CM received 28,780 votes in opposition to 46,307 votes acquired by Bisht. After his ballot defeat, Rawat put out a tweet apologising to folks of Lalkuan for ‘not with the ability to win their confidence.’
Rawat had earlier mentioned the celebration will win over 45 of the 70 seats. Rawat had actually thrown a celebration for Congress staff earlier than outcomes have been introduced.
Apparently, one other ‘CM face’, Aam Aadmi Get together’s chief ministerial candidate Colonel Ajay Kothiyal (retired) additionally couldn’t win from Gangotri. Kothiyal completed a distant third, securing 6,161 votes. His vote share was 10.3%. BJP’s Suresh Singh Chauhan received from the seat by a thumping margin.
By the way, Uttarakhand has a ballot development of sitting CMs not with the ability to retain their seats. In 2012, former chief minister BC Khanduri was defeated from Kotdwar meeting seat and 5 years later, the then chief minister Harish Rawat had misplaced from Haridwar Rural and Kiccha constituencies. Dhami’s ballot loss this time has made the jinx solely stronger.

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