Arunachal Chief Minister wins poll unopposed third time

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu is third time lucky to have been elected unopposed to the 60-member state legislature -- a rare feat for a politician in India.

Updated: Sep 27, 2009, 15:44 PM IST

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu is third time lucky to have been elected unopposed to the 60-member state legislature -- a rare feat for a politician in India.

The Chief Minister and two more ruling Congress members were declared elected unopposed -- sitting legislator Tsewang Dhondup from Tawang constituency and debutant Jambey Tashi from the Lumla seat.

Khandu was elected unopposed from the Mukto constituency in Tawang district, bordering China, in the 1999 and 2004 Assembly Elections as well.

"It is not my fault that there are no opposition candidates against me from Mukto in the elections. Even if there were candidates, my victory would have been certain as people know what we did for the overall development of the state," the C