Devbhoomi Uttarakhand has its own identity in Garhwal. Religious and mythological beliefs are deeply rooted in every corner of Garhwal. It is recognized that Garhwal’s society and politics are influenced by its traditions. Religion and tourism form the foundation of life here. Regarding politics, every party wants to establish its victory here.
Currently, BJP’s Teerath Singh Rawat is the Member of Parliament from the Garhwal Lok Sabha seat. Former Uttarakhand CM Teerath Singh Rawat is associated with the RSS. He has been a spokesperson for the RSS and has also worked for the All India Students’ Council.
Teerath Singh Rawat was a member of the UP Legislative Council from 1997 to 2002. From 2000 to 2002, he served as the Education Minister of Uttarakhand. From 2012 to 2018, he was a legislator from Uttarakhand. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he was elected as the MP from Garhwal.
Teerath Singh Rawat, who held the CM position for the shortest time in the state, has remained in the headlines due to his statements. It is believed that he lost the CM chair due to his statements. Not only in Garhwal but Teerath Singh Rawat is also a well-known leader in Uttarakhand today. Known as the city of religion and tourism, Garhwal is famous worldwide.
Under the Garhwal seat, Badrinath is in Chamoli district, and Kedarnath is also in the same Lok Sabha. The Jwala Devi Shaktipeeth temple is here. Rudraprayag is the confluence of the Alaknanda and Mandakini rivers. Alaknanda River joins Bhagirathi in Devprayag, and only then is it called the Ganga River.
After the delimitation in 1557, this seat came into existence. Generally, the BJP and Congress have a stronghold on this seat. It is considered a reserved seat for ex-servicemen. Voters here often vote along party lines rather than development. But in recent years, development has become a significant issue here. Due to the mountainous terrain, proper development of this region has been challenging.
The measure of development is not the same in all constituencies. Garhwal Lok Sabha has 14 assembly seats, with more than 14 lakh voters. Voters here sometimes vote for the BJP and sometimes for the Congress. However, during elections, caste plays a significant role in this seat. Rajput and Brahmin voters are the most numerous, and victory depends on the strength of either Rajput or Brahmin Dalit votes.
Garhwal Lok Sabha seat shows inequality in terms of development. Garhwal is an excellent region in terms of religious tourism. Pilgrims from all over the world come to enjoy the beauty of this region. However, the condition of tourism infrastructure and developed mountain roads is still not ideal.
Several issues in this Lok Sabha need attention. The 2024 general election is crucial for the Garhwal Lok Sabha seat. Before the election, the public here will undoubtedly assess the work of their MP. India News is also conducting an accurate survey to assess the performance of MPs, and the public’s opinion is being presented before the country.
Parliamentary performance is evaluated based on attendance in Parliament, the number of questions, utilization of the MP fund, and special contributions. Teerath Singh Rawat’s presence in Parliament is approximately 92 per cent. Only 29 per cent of the questions have been raised by the MP, which is quite low for the development of the region and the country.
When it comes to the MP fund, around 62 per cent of the allocated funds have been spent, and the parliamentary activities show a special contribution of around 53 per cent. Based on these criteria, MP Teerath Singh Rawat scores 1 number, which is 0.59, meaning 59 per cent, slightly above average but less than 60 per cent.
The public in the Garhwal Lok Sabha constituency has responded to our 6 questions without hesitation. Most people believe that the MP’s work is average in the region. The MP used to focus more on development in the area, but now the MP is less visible. This indicates that the public of this Lok Sabha is currently neither angry nor overly happy with the MP’s work.
At the same time, they wanted to see their MP more active in the region because the public had high expectations from their MP. When it comes to voting, the people here have a better opinion of the BJP, and they are quite pleased with the work of the Modi government.
Based on the criteria of development in the area, the public of the Garhwal Lok Sabha is giving a 7th position to MP Teerath Singh Rawat, with a score of 3.78, which is better than average. So, based on the questions asked to the ground, we are getting around 54 per cent, which can be considered better than average but not very good.
In the India News survey of the Garhwal Lok Sabha constituency, the public has been asked the same questions that were asked in our survey. It is also important to know the result of this. Seeing the performance of the MP on the ground, the public here is giving 1 number to MP Teerath Singh Rawat, 0.48, which is less than average.
The work done in Parliament, such as attendance in the House, the number of questions, the use of MP funds, and special contributions, gives the MP a score of 0.59 in 1st place. In-ground performance, the MP gets 0.48 in 1st place. In the social media survey, the MP gets 0.74 in 1st place. In our ground survey, the MP gets 3.78 in the 7th position.
If we add all these, MP Teerath Singh Rawat gets 5.59 in 10th place, which is better than average but less than 60 per cent, and that’s why the public of the Garhwal Lok Sabha has written in the MP’s report card. ‘FIFTY-FIFTY’.
After talking to thousands of people in the Garhwal Lok Sabha constituency, this interesting figure is reaching our viewers. After talking to women, men, farmers, labourers, students, businessmen, as well as people of every religion and caste, this interesting figure has come to light.
In which the MP of the Garhwal Lok Sabha, Teerath Singh Rawat, is getting less than 60 per cent, and according to our criteria, the MP is thus fifty-fifty, meaning neither passed nor failed.