Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar is one of five parliamentary constituencies in the northern state of Uttarakhand.
Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar registered 68.70 percent voter turnout in 2019, a gain of 0.01 percent. The total number of electors in the constituency is 1818271 while the total voter turnout is 1249115. While in 2014, the constituency registered 68.69 percent voter turnout. The total number of electors in the constituency was 1602113 while the total voter's turnout was 1100418.
The first phase of voting in five constituencies of Uttarakhand ended on April 11. The fate of seven candidates will be decided on May 23 when counting of votes takes place and the result is declared.
Altogether 58 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the first phase of polling in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttarakhand.
Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar constituency is made up of 14 assembly segments in two districts - Nainital and Udhamsingh Nagar. This constituency was formed in 2009.
The first phase of voting in five parliamentary constituencies of Uttarakhand ended on April 11. The fate of 7 candidates will be decided on May 23 when counting of votes takes place and the result is declared.
Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from the Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar Lok Sabha Constituency of Uttarakhand:-
|1||Ajay Bhatt||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|2||Er. Navneet Agarwal||Bahujan Samaj Party|
|3||Harish Rawat||Indian National Congress|
|4||Comrade Dr. Kailash Pandey||Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation)|
|5||Er. Jyoti Prakash Tamta||Bahujan Mukti Party|
|6||Prem Prasad Arya||Pragatisheel Lok Manch|
In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, BJP's Bhagat Singh Koshyari had decimated Congress' Karan Chand Singh Baba by over 2.84 lakh votes.
Five years before this, Baba had tasted win when he had defeated BJP's Bachi Singh Rawat who had moved to this constituency after Almora was declared as a reserved constituency. Baba would 'welcome' him with a thumping win by over 88,000 votes. The voter turnout figure was 58.69 percent.
Both BJP and Congress this year would have to address issues of civic woes and job crisis in this constituency. Local media reports suggest there is resentment against both parties for having sidelined issues close to the heart of people and society. Koshyari takes on Congress' Ajay Bhatt in the Lok Sabha 2019 battle here.