Political parties gear up electioneering in Arunachal

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 15:01

Itanagar: The political parties have geared up election campaign in Arunachal Pradesh which goes to poll for two Lok Sabha seats and 60-member Assembly on April 9. The electioneering has become a low-key affair as most of the political parties including the Congress, BJP, NCP and first timer the Naga Peoples` Front (NPF) are sticking to only house to house campaigning instead of public meeting till now.

The canvassing is going on under the watchful eyes of the General Observers and the Expenditure Observers appointed by the Election Commission.

While Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi has began the party`s poll campaign at Ziro in Lower Subansiri district on March 18 last, BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is coming to the state on Monday for the second time.
The NPF, a new entrant in the electoral history of the state, is banking on Nagaland Chief Minister Nephiu Rio as its star campaigner who is scheduled to address election rallies in troubled Tirap and Longding districts of the state.
The NCP is planning to bring a few national leaders including its supremo Sharad Pawar to the state to campaign for the party. Congress has already won 11 assembly seats unopposed.

PTI

First Published: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 15:01

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