Arunachal Pradesh

by
Supriya Jha

  • The state tucked in the lap of Himalayas, also known as the 'Land of the Rising Sun' will go to the Lok Sabha polls on April 9.

  • Arunachal sends two elected members from the Arunachal West and the Arunachal East constituencies to the Lower House of the Parliament.

  • This time, Assembly elections will coincide with the Lok Sabha polls.

  • The electorate strength in the north-eastern state is 7,35,196.

  • Arunachal will go to the polls for 60 assembly seats and two Lok Sabha seats.

  • Arunachal assembly has 55 Congress MLAs, three BJP members, one TMC member and an independent legislator.

  • Congress has been dominating Arunachal for the major pat of the history.

  • Congress party won in the state's maiden Lok Sabha poll in 1977 and continued its winning streak till 1991.

  • But in 1996 and 1998, Congress couldn't grab the win. The Congress came back in 1999, but in 2004 lost again, bringing the BJP to victory for the first time ever. In 2009, the Congress was back again with the victory.

  • Nabam Tuki is the current Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.

  • The Arunachal East seat is held by by Congress' Nining Ering while the Arunachal West seat is under the helm of Takam Sanjoy.

  • According to the opinion polls, Congress and BJP both are expected to win one seat each.


    First Published: Friday, March 28, 2014, 17:30
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