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181 candidates file nominations for Arunachal polls

Posted by Ramesh Khati on September 26, 2009

Itanagar, Sept 25 (PTI) A total of 181 candidates filed papers today for the October 13 polls for the 60-member state assembly in Arunachal Pradesh.
According to election office sources, Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and two other nominees of the ruling Congress would be declared elected unopposed as no other nominations were filed against them.
Congress have fielded candidates for all the 60 seats, while opposition BJP fielded candidates for 22 seats against 39 seats they had contested in 2004 elections.
NCP fielded candidates in 38 seats while Trinamool Congress has fielded 30 candidates, including 10 sitting MLAs.
Trinamool has entered into the election fray in the border tribal state for the first time this year.
There are 3 JD(U) and 12 Peoples Party of Arunachal nominations. The rest are Independents, they added.

Itanagar, Sept 25 (PTI) A total of 181 candidates filed papers today for the October 13 polls for the 60-member state assembly in Arunachal Pradesh.

According to election office sources, Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and two other nominees of the ruling Congress would be declared elected unopposed as no other nominations were filed against them.

Congress have fielded candidates for all the 60 seats, while opposition BJP fielded candidates for 22 seats against 39 seats they had contested in 2004 elections.

NCP fielded candidates in 38 seats while Trinamool Congress has fielded 30 candidates, including 10 sitting MLAs.

Trinamool has entered into the election fray in the border tribal state for the first time this year.

There are 3 JD(U) and 12 Peoples Party of Arunachal nominations. The rest are Independents, they added.

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