Itanagar: BJP in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday released its first list of candidates for the April 9 Assembly elections in the state, which includes former Chief Minister Gegong Apang.
The names of 36 candidates were finalised by the central leadership in New Delhi yesterday, party spokesman Techi Necha said here today.
Former Chief Minister Gegong Apang (Yingkiong) along with former Congress ministers Japu Deru (Bomdila), Lowangcha Wanglet (Borduria-Bogapani) and former MLAs Nyato Rigia (Taliha) and Ngurang Pinch (Doimukh) figured in the first list.
The party also fielded three of its sitting legislators - Tamiyo Taga (Rumgong), Tangor Tapak (Pasighat West) and Tapen Siga from Daporijo constituency.
The other candidates include Maling Gambo (Lumla), Gandi Sakrinso (Thrizino- Buragaon), Vijay Sonam (Bameng), L K Yangfo (Chayangtajo), Lelong Lingpa ( Seppa East), Tage Taki (Ziro-Hapoli), Tarh Talo (Palin), Tapa Garam Baki (Nacho), Tamar Murtem (Raga), Bai Gadi (Liromoba), Dr Nyada Mara (Likabali), Maling Koje (Mechuka), Ojing Tasing (Panging-Boleng), Olom Panyang (Meriyang-Geku) and Kaling Moyong (Pasighat East).
Moreover, Eri Tayu would be the party`s candidate from Anini constituency while, Mahesh Chai from Tezu, Bamin Kri (Hayuliang), Tape Bagra (Lekang), Chomjong Haidley (Miao), Laisam Simai (Nampong), Hamjong Tangha (Changlang South), Tesam Pongte (Changlang North), Wanglang Rajkumar (Namsang), Rongmai Maham (Kanubari), Tanpho Wangnaw (Longding), Sotai Kri (Chowkham) and Holai Wangsa from Pongchou-Wakka constituency.
The party would declare its second list by tomorrow, Necha added.