Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Sunday expressed gratefulness to the people of the state for reinstating their faith on the Congress government by giving it the mandate with an overwhelming majority in the just concluded assembly elections.
In a state where women voters outnumber males, only two women could make it to the 60-member Assembly from among the total seven who had contested this time.
Facing a rout in other parts of the country, Congress retained power securing three-fourth majority in the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly snapping up 40 of the 60 seats and leading in two.
An estimated 4948 voters opted for the Non of the Above (NOTA) option in the April 7 assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh which constitute over one percent of the votes polled.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made in Arunachal Pradesh for counting of votes on Friday for two Lok Sabha and 49 state Assembly seats, polling for which was conducted on April 9.
The Election Commission has ordered repolling on May 14 at Richik and Chulla polling stations in Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh.
Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has ordered for investigation into the suspected kidnapping and killing of Mathew Dabi, an official on election duty, in East Siang district by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the state police.
The BJP has demanded the Election Commission to probe the alleged "manipulation" in voting through postal ballots during the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls held simultaneously in Arunachal Pradesh on April 9.
Over seventy percent voting was recorded in Arunachal Pradesh during re-polling conducted in 34 polling stations across the state on Saturday.
The Arunachal Pradesh unit of BJP demanded the Election Commission to deploy adequate security forces during re-polling in the state on April 19.
Re-polling will be held on April 19 in 37 polling stations across Arunachal Pradesh where voting was suspended on April 9 due to damage of EVMs and other poll-related violence.
Post poll violence has claimed a life in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh while an official was attacked in East Kameng district, police said.
Only 63 poll-related incidents were reported during the April 9 Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections in Arunachal Pradesh against 191 registered during 2009.
The final turnout in Arunachal Pradesh, where simultaneous elections to the mountainous, border state`s two Lok Sabha seats and the state Assembly were held, will only be available on Friday as polling officials were yet to return to the district headquarters, an election official said.
Around 71 percent polling was recorded on Wednesday in the simultaneous elections to Arunachal Pradesh`s two Lok Sabha seats and the state Assembly that was marred by violent incidents and the kidnapping of a Congress candidate from Khonsa (West) Assembly seat.
Over 500 monks of 400-year-old Tawang Monastery bordering China and those in nearby West Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh cast their votes for two Lok Sabha and 49 of the 60 Assembly seats.
oters of a polling station in Arunachal Pradesh damaged the lone suspension bridge linking the village posing problems of polling officials to reach the booth, IGP (Law and Order) Satyendra Garg informed.
Polling for 49 assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh began peacefully amid tight security. The main contest here is between Congress and BJP but new entrant Naga Peoples Front (NPF), along with PPA and NCP are expected to put up formidable fight in several seats.