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Arunachal assembly polls tomorrow

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 13, 2009

Itanagar, Oct 12 (PTI) Amidst tight security Arunachal Pradesh goes to polls tomorrow to elect 60 members to the state assembly.

Around 7.25 lakh voters will decide the fate of 157 candidates.

The Congress put up candidates in all 60 seats and three of them, including Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, have been elected unopposed. Khandu was elected from the predominantly Buddhist district of Tawang.

UPA allies — NCP and Trinamool Congress — have put up 36 and 26 candidates respectively.

Congress legislators who were denied tickets floated the state unit of Trinamool Congress after contacting Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee. Among the Trinamool Congress candidates are 10 sitting Congress legislators.

The BJP has put up only 18 candidates this time against 39 the last time.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh campaigned for the Congress, while party chief Sonia Gandhi and General Secretary Rahul Gandhi’s election rallies were cancelled because of bad weather.

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