Uttarakhand elections 2022: Zee News opinion poll predicts close contest between BJP and Congress

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New Delhi Updated: Jan 17, 2022, 09:19 PM(IST)

File photo: The five states where polling for local elections will be held are Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur. Photograph:( WION )

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The election in Uttarakhand throws a challenge for incumbent BJP to retain its power as opposition led by Congress seeks to wrest the control

India is entering a major electoral fray in the year 2022 with elections taking place in five states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa, and Manipur. The Election Commission of India has announced dates of the polling few days ago.

Zee News has conducted an opinion poll to predict voters' mood in all these states. ‘Janta Ka Mood’ (Mood of the electorate) has been billed as the biggest opinion poll as it has received responses from over 10 lakh people from these states.

As per the opinion poll, the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand appears to be headed for a close fight between Indian PM Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposing Indian National Congress. The state is currently ruled by the BJP. Polling in Uttarakhand has been scheduled to take place on February 14.

The opinion poll revealed that these were the issues people of Uttarakhand were more concerned about

Uttarakhand Opinion Poll: Most important issue

Unemployment: 23%

Land Law: 14%

Migration: 13%

Electricity/Water/Roads: 21 %

Health Care:  10%

Other issues: 9%

The unicameral Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly has 70 seats. This is how the seats are expected to be won by parties in upcoming elections

Uttarakhand Overall opinion poll

BJP: 33 seats

Congress: 35 seats

Aam Aadmi Party: 1 seat

Others: 1seat

Here is regionwise tally of seats expected as per the opinion poll.

(Expected seats) 


BJP 22-24 ( 23)

CONG 15-17 ( 16)

AAP 0-1 ( 1)

OTH 0-1 (1)


BJP 9-11 (10)

CONG 18-20 (19)

AAP 0-1 (0)

OTH 0 (0)


Regionwise vote-share expected as per the opinion poll


BJP: 43 %

Congress:  38 %

AAP: 14 %

OTH: 5 %


BJP: 38 %

Congress: 42 %

AAP: 10 %

Others: 10 %


Whom do people of Uttarakhand prefer as the next chief minister?


Pushkar Singh Dhami (BJP): 23 %

Harish Rawat (Congress): 43 %

Anil Balooni (BJP): 17 %

Col Ajay Kothiyal ( AAP)  8%

Others:  9 %


Pushkar Singh Dham (BJP): 26 %

Harish Rawat (Congress): 41 %

Anil Balooni (BJP): 14 %

Col Ajay Kothiyal (AAP): 10 %

Others: 9 %

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