Khatima Election Result 2022 LIVE Updates: Get latest and updated vote counting result of Khatima constituency of Uttarakhand including leads, election results, candidates, vote margin news.
In a major embarrassment for BJP in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami faced a humiliating defeat from Congress leader Bhuwan Chandra Kapri.
Kapri defeated BJP candidate and sitting MLA Dhami by a margin of 6,579 votes from the Khatima Assembly constituency seat. Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) Ramesh Singh who also contested from the seat came third.
Congress leader Kapri got 48,177 votes, BJP's Dhami bagged 41,598 votes, and BSP's Singh got 920 votes.
Dhami was the youngest chief minister of Uttarakhand. He was elected as an MLA from Khatima for the first time in 2012, and then again in 2017.
Counting of votes for 70 assembly seats in Uttarakhand began on Thursday amid tight security arrangements.
Khatima is an assembly constituency in the Udham Singh Nagar district, in the Maidan region of the state of Uttarakhand. The Khatima legislative assembly constituency went to the polls on February 14, 2022.
The assembly seat is reserved for the General category and it falls in the Nainital-Udham Singh Nagar Lok Sabha constituency.
In the 2017 Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly elections, Khatima was won by Pushkar Singh Dhami of the BJP. He defeated INC's Bhuwan Chandra Kapri. Before that, in the 2012 Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha elections, the seat was held by BJP's Pushkar Singh Dhami.
In the 2017 assembly polls, Pushkar Singh Dhami garnered 29539 votes, securing 36.51 percent of the vote share, and winning the seat by a margin of 2709 votes. In percentage terms, the victory margin was 3.35 percent. The total number of voters in the Khatima constituency stands at 1,20,145 with 60,880 male voters and 59,260 female voters.
First Published: IST