Zee Media Bureau
Itanagar: The legislative Assembly of the state was dissolved on late Thursday night by Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma on the recommendations of the Cabinet, Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi said.
The legislative Assembly was dissolved after the cabinet demanded that the state elections be held along with the Lok Sabha polls due next month as it will reduce the election expenditure substantially.
"The Cabinet favours simultaneous Assembly polls along with Lok Sabha poll on April 9 to minimise election expenditure, which comes roughly around Rs 70 crore," Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi told PTI.
The Lok Sabha election in Arunachal Pradesh would be held on April 9 and a notification in this regard would be issued on March 15.
The Governor would send the recommendation to the Election Commission for its consideration, Raj Bhawan sources said, adding that the announcement of simultaneous state polls has to be made before March 15.
The 60-member Assembly has 55 Congress members, 3 of BJP, one of People`s Party of Arunachal and an independent.
(With PTI Inputs)