Another Election Show: In Uttarakhand, what will decide votes? UCC, Ankita Bhandari or illegal tombs

Most of the youth said unemployment is a big issue.

WrittenBy:NL Team

The Another Election Show caravan has reached Uttarakhand. In this episode, Atul Chaurasia sits down with the leaders of political parties’ youth wing, journalists and students of DAV College in Dehradun to understand the undercurrents in the state ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.  

We particularly gauge the mood in the Haridwar Lok Sabha constituency, which earlier recorded volatile political scenarios, and has mostly been held by the BJP. In the current polls, BJP’s former chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and Congress’s ex-CM Harish Rawat’s son Virendra Rawat are in the fray in Haridwar. 

Also contesting are Umesh Kumar, a journalist-turned-politician standing as an independent candidate, and BSP’s Jalil Ahmed Qasmi. Notably, the constituency has significant Muslim and Dalit voters.

Atul is also joined by senior journalist Jai Singh Rawat, Baramasa editor Rahul Kotiyal, and senior journalist Pradeep Sati. 

From the Uniform Civil Code to unemployment, Ram Mandir, migration for jobs, and the infamous Ankita Bhandari murder case that rocked the state – what are the major issues plaguing Haridwar and Uttarakhand? 




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