The main political parties, which aspire to reign in the state, are -
*Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
*Indian National Congress (INC)
*Samajwadi Party (SP).
It was a great relief for Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank when BJP President, Nitin Gadkari announced that the state leadership would not be changed. The decision has been taken in core party meeting held by the BJP.