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Congress nominee elected unopposed in Arunachal bypoll

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 23:37

Itanagar: Congress nominee Gum Tayeng has been elected unopposed from the Dambuk Assembly constituency in Arunachal Pradesh.

Gum was declared uncontested after her sole opponent, independent candidate Mulluku Tacho withdrew his nomination yesterday, the last day for withdrawal, a communique from the Chief Electoral Officer said here on Friday.

Lower Dibang Valley district deputy commissioner Shiv Kumar who is also the Returning Officer for the by-poll handed over the Certificate of Election to Gum, it said.

The election was due on October 31.

The seat had fallen vacant following the death of sitting MLA Jomin Tayeng on May 8.

PTI

First Published: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 23:37

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