Voting is going on in Champawat with concrete arrangements for the prevention of corona. The by-election is going on in Champawat with the arrangement of masks and sanitizers at the booth. Yes, assembly by-elections are being held in Champawat, Uttarakhand today. In which, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami is also the candidate and Nirmala Gehtodi is the candidate from Congress. There is a tussle between the two.
Voting is to be held here till 5 pm today. In such a situation, it is necessary for Pushkar Singh Dhami to win the election to remain the CM. Because in the Legislative Assembly elections held in February, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) got a huge majority but still Dhami lost his legislative seat. So it is necessary for him to get his MLA post.
One MLA from Champawat’s seat sacrificed his seat. After which by-election is being held there today. The enthusiasm of the voters reaching the polling stations to cast their votes is building up. There is a tough contest between BJP and Congress. Because Nirmala Gahatodi is a candidate from Congress, who is claiming her victory, is telling Champawat about her home.
But, here CM Pushkar Singh Dhami is no less confident. He has also claimed victory from this seat. He said ‘I wish all the voters of Champawat assembly that they are coming to the polling station to vote. He expressed confidence that all the people would participate in the 100 percent voting and would create a new history in Champawat.
The fate of four candidates, including Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, will be locked in the EVMs in the Champawat seat by-election today. Champawat district is voting for the second time on May 31, 106 days after the voting for the fifth assembly of Uttarakhand was held on February 15. For which 151 polling places have been set up here and about 96,213 voters are going to cast their votes.
The results of this by-election will be declared on June 3. Let us inform you that in the assembly elections held in February in Uttarakhand, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) formed the government for the second time in the state by winning 47 out of 70 seats, but Pushkar Singh Dhami was, who led this victory, himself lost his assembly seat from Khatima. But for the post of CM, it is necessary to have the post of MLA. In such a situation, the BJP, which contested the assembly elections on the slogan of ‘Mange Uttarakhand again, Modi-Dhami ki Sarkar’, again gave a chance to Dhami.
Since his MLA needs to be elected within 6 months from taking the oath to continue as the Chief Minister, this is the reason why he is contesting the by-election from Champawat. Kailash Gahtori had resigned from the Champawat MLA post on April 21 to clear the way for Dhami, who was sworn in as the Uttarakhand Chief Minister for the second time on March 23, to contest the by-election.