2017 elections in India

The elections in India in 2017 include the seven state legislative assembly elections.[1] [2]

Maps

State legislatures

Date State Government before Government after Elected leader
4 February 2017 Punjab SAD INC Amarinder Singh (INC)
4 February 2017 Goa BJP BJP Manohar Parrikar (BJP)
15 February 2017 Uttarakhand INC BJP Trivendra Singh Rawat (BJP)
11 February 2017 to 9 March 2017 Uttar Pradesh SP BJP Yogi Adityanath (BJP)
4 March 2017 & 8 March 2017 Manipur INC BJP Nongthombam Biren Singh (BJP)
9 November 2017 Himachal Pradesh INC BJP Jai Ram Thakur (BJP)
9 December 2017 & 14 December 2017 Gujarat BJP BJP Vijay Rupani (BJP) [3]

Presidential election

A presidential election was held in India on 17 July 2017 before the term of the President Pranab Mukherjee ended. Ram Nath Kovind was declared the winner after the counting of votes which was held on 20 July 2017.[4]

Results of the 2017 Indian presidential election[5]
CandidateIndividual votesElectoral College votes%
Ram Nath Kovind2,930702,044
65.65%
Meira Kumar1,844367,314
34.35%
Invalid[6]7720,942

Vice Presidential election

A Vice Presidential election were held in India on 5 August 2017 before the term of Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari ends. Venkaiah Naidu was elected as the Vice President of India. Mr Naidu received 516 votes defeating the opposition's candidate, Gopal Krishna Gandhi, who got 244 votes. A total of 771 out of 785 parliamentarians voted in the election. M Venkaiah Naidu's victory margin of 272 votes is the highest in a vice presidential election in the last three decades.[7]

Legislative assembly elections

Punjab

Elections for the State assembly were held on 4 February 2017 with 75 per cent voter turnout.[8][9] In Punjab all the 117 assembly constituencies have triangular contests between major parties makes the results uncertain.[10]

Result was declared on 11 March 2017.

Summary of the 4 February 2017 Punjab Legislative Assembly election results[11]
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Contested Won +/−
Indian National Congress (INC) 5,945,899 38.5 1.4 117 77 31
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) 3,662,665 23.7 23.7 112 20 20
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) 3,898,161 25.2 9.4 94 15 41
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 833,092 5.4 1.8 23 3 9
Independents (IND) 323,243 2.1 5.0 303 0 3
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 234,400 1.5 2.8 117 0
Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) 189,228 1.2 1.2 5 2 2
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) (SAD(M)) 49,260 0.3 54 0
Aapna Punjab Party (APPA) 37,476 0.2 78 0
Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMPOI) 37,243 0.2 13 0
Communist Party of India (CPI) 34,074 0.2 0.6 23 0
None of the above (NOTA) 108,471 0.7 0.7 N/A
Total 15,443,466100.00 117±0

Goa

Elections for the State assembly were held on 4 February 2017 with 83 per cent turnout.[9][8] The BJP, MGP, GFP and two independents formed an alliance to win the election.[12]

Summary of the 4 February 2017 Goa Legislative Assembly election results[13]
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Won +/−
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 297,58832.52.2 138
Indian National Congress (INC) 259,75828.42.4 178
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MAG) 103,29011.34.6 3
Independents (IND) 101,92211.15.5 32
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) 57,4206.36.3 0
Goa Forward Party (GFP) 31,9003.53.5 33
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) 20,9162.31.8 11
Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) 10,7451.21.2 0
United Goans Party (UGP) 8,5630.90.9 0
Goa Vikas Party (GVP) 5,3790.62.9 02
Others 7,8160.92.9 0
None of the Above (NOTA) 10,9191.21.2 N/A
Total 916,216100.00 40±0

Uttar Pradesh

Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh were held between 11 February and 9 March 2017 in seven phases.[9] Result was declared on 11 March 2017.[14]

Summary of the 11 February – 8 March 2017 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election results[15]
Party Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Contested Won +/−
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 34,403,039 39.7 24.7 384 312 265
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 19,281,352 22.2 3.7 403 19 61
Samajwadi Party (SP) 18,923,689 22.0 7.7 298 47 177
Indian National Congress (INC) 5,416,324 6.2 5.4 105 7 21
Independents (IND) 2,229,448 2.6 1.5 1462 3 11
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) 1,545,810 1.8 0.5 131 1 8
Apna Dal (Sonelal) (ADAL) 851,336 1.0 1.0 11 9 9
Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) 607,911 0.7 0.7 8 4 4
Nirbal Indian Shoshit Hamara Aam Dal (NINSHAD) 540,542 0.6 0.6 100 1 1
Peace Party of India (PECP) 227,998 0.3 2.0 150 0 4
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) 205,232 0.2 38 0
Lok Dal (LD) 181,704 0.2 0.1 81 0
Bahujan Mukti Party (BMUP) 152,844 0.2 0.2 182 0
Communist Party of India (CPI) 138,763 0.2 90 0
Mahan Dal (MD) 96,087 0.1 0.8 14 0
Shiv Sena (SS) 88,595 0.1 0.7 150 0
Other parties 1,080,007 1.2 7.3 1643 0 3
None of the above (NOTA) 757,643 0.9 0.9 N/A
Total 86,728,324100.00 403±0

Uttarakhand

Elections for the State assembly were held on 15 February 2017 with a 65.64 per cent turnout.[9] Result was declared on 11 March 2017.

Summary of the 15 February 2017 Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly election results
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Won +/−
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 2,314,25046.513.4 5726
Indian National Congress (INC) 1,666,37933.50.3 1121
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 347,5337.05.2 03
Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) 37,0410.71.2 01
Samajwadi Party (SP) 18,2020.41.0 0
Independents (IND) 499,67410.02.3 21
None of the Above (NOTA) 50,4391.0 N/A
Total 4,975,494100.00 70±0

Manipur

Assembly elections in Manipur were held on 4 March and 8 March 2017 in two phases.[9] The result was declared on 11 March 2017.

Summary of the 4–8 March 2017 Manipur Legislative Assembly election results[16]
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Won +/−
Indian National Congress (INC) 582,05635.16.9 2819
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 601,53936.334.2 2121
Naga People's Front (NPF) 118,8507.20.3 4
National People's Party (NPP) 83,7445.13.9 44
Independents (IND) 83,8345.11.8 11
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) 42,2632.51.9 1
All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) 23,3841.415.6 14
None of the Above (NOTA) 9,0620.60.6 N/A
Total 100.00 60±0

Himachal Pradesh

Elections for the State assembly was held on 9 November 2017. Voting turnout recorded 74%, which is highest ever in the state.[17] The results were declared on 18 December 2017. Over 0.9% of all voters in the election specified the 'None of the Above' option, which amounted to than 33,000 votes.[18]

Summary of the 9 November 2017 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election results[16]
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Won +/−
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 1,846,43248.810.3 4418
Indian National Congress (INC) 1,577,45041.71.1 2115
Independents (IND) 239,9896.36.1 23
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) 55,5581.50.1 11
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 18,5400.50.7 0
Himachal Lokhit Party (HLP) N/A2.4 01
None of the Above (NOTA) 34,2320.90.9 N/A
Total 100.00 68±0

Gujarat

Elections for the State Assembly were held on 9 and 14 December 2017.[19][20] The result was declared on 18 December 2017.[21]

Summary of the 9–14 December 2017 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election results
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Won +/−
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 1,47,24,42749.11.2 9916
Indian National Congress (INC) 1,24,38,93741.42.5 7716
Independents (IND) 12,90,2784.31.5 32
Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) 2,22,6940.70.7 22
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 2,07,0070.70.6 0
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) 1,84,8150.60.4 11
All India Hindustan Congress Party (AIHCP) 83,9220.30.3 0
Rashtriya Samajwadi Party (Secular) (RSPS) 45,8330.20.2 0
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) 24,9180.10.1 0
Janata Dal (United) (JDU) 01
Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) N/A3.6 02
None of the Above (NOTA) 5,51,6151.81.8 N/A
Total 100.00 182±0

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