Senior Cong leaders to be present during counting

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 22:02

Itanagar: Senior Congress leaders Oscar
Fernandes and AICC general secretary in charge of Arunachal
Pradesh V Narayansami will be arriving here tomorrow when the
counting for Assembly elections begins.

Congress candidates in three constituencies out of the
total 60 have already been elected unopposed including Chief
Minister Dorjee Khandu.

According to party sources, Fernandes and Narayansami
are likely to stay back here to oversee the election of the
CLP leader.

Ruling Congress leaders, including Chief Minister Dorjee
Khandu and APCC chief Nabam Tuki, expressed confidence to come
back to power with a tally of 45 to 50 seats in the 60-member
house.

Congress went it alone in all the 57 constituencies
which went to poll on October 13 recording over 75 per cent
polling.

NCP which contested 10 seats in 2004 put up candidates
at 36 seats this time including two sitting MLAs. Trinamool
Congress, contesting here for the first time, put up 26
candidates including 10 sitting MLAs.

Bureau Report



First Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 22:02

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