Assembly elections: BJP rides anti-incumbency wave

State sees such an impressive tally first time in 16 years; Congress suffers double whammy

Dehradun: BJP got a massive victory in Uttarakhand, winning 57 of the 70 seats to storm to power, reducing the Congress to minuscule minority in the assembly, with a tally of just 11 seats.

Two seats went to Indepe­n­dents. It is for the first time in the 16-year history of Uttarakhand that a party has emerged with an impressive tally like this.

BJP leaders attributed it to the Modi wave and a strong anti-incumbency against Ha­rish Rawat, who lost both the seats he contested.

The Congress suffered a double whammy as Pradesh Congress Committee president Kishore Upadhyay also lost in Sahaspur.

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