Arunachal Pradesh Goes to Polls Tomorrow

Arunachal Pradesh goes to polls tomorrow amid tight security to elect as many as 60 members to the state assembly. Nearly 7.25 lakh electorates will decide the fate of 157 candidates in the fray.

In the elections, congress party has fielded its candidates in all 60 seats and three of them, including Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, have been elected unopposed. Khandu was elected from the predominantly Buddhist district of Tawang.

UPA allies NCP and Trinamool Congress have fielded their candidates in 36 and 26 seats respectively.

It may be mentioned that legislators denied tickets by congress party formed state unit of Trinamool Congress following a communication with Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee. Among the Trinamool Congress candidates are 10 sitting Congress legislators.

The BJP has put up only 18 candidates this time against 39 the last time.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh campaigned for the Congress, while party chief Sonia Gandhi and General Secretary Rahul Gandhi’s election rallies were cancelled because of bad weather.

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