February 13, 2017 11:24:02 am
As Uttarakhand goes to polls on February 15, today is the last day of campaigning for all political parties. On Sunday, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi held a roadshow in and around Haridwar, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed multiple rallies in the state. Targeting the votes of servicemen, ex-servicemen and their families in Uttarakhand, PM Modi criticised the Congress for ignoring their welfare while, Rahul accused the PM of accommodating 13 tainted leaders of the Congress into BJP.
WATCH VIDEO | Uttarakhand Polls: BJP’s Ajay Bhatt, Former Uttarakhand CM Pokhriyal Cast Votes
In a state where at least 50 of the 70 seats have been hit by dissent, there is resentment over ticket-distribution within both parties. But the biggest difference between the two parties is the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which has glued together warring factions within the BJP. In contrast, the reach of Congress leaders have been confined to their constituencies.
Here are live updates from state:
5.41 pm: A Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP) candidate from Badrinath, Mahendra Bhatt attacked by unknown persons in early morning hours today, admitted to hospital.
1.30 pm: The Indo-Nepal border along Champawat and Pithoragarh districts in Uttarakhand has been sealed and security stepped up following a call for boycott of the February 15 Assembly elections in the state by suspected Maoists, police said. (read more)
9.00 am: BJP candidate from Badrinath, Mahendra Bhatt was attacked by unknown persons in early morning hours today, admitted to hospital, ANI reports.
1.00 am: Rahul Gandhi, with Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat, offers prayers at Har Ki Paudi, haridwar.
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.