Arunachal Pradesh Assembly election : State to Vote for Assembly and Lok Sabha Simultaneously on April 11

Arunachal Pradesh will vote for Assembly and Lok sabha simultaneously  in a single phase on April 11. The  election results will be out on May 23.


New Delhi

The Election Commission today announced that the Lok Sabha election will be held in 7 phases. CEC Sunil Arora said that the Model Code of Conduct has come into force as it announced the dates for the elections to 17th Lok Sabha. The elections will start on April 11 and continue till May 19. The counting will be held on May 23.

Arunachal Pradesh will vote for Assembly and Lok sabha simultaneously  in a single phase on April 11. The  election results will be out on May 23.

Arunachal Pradesh is currently ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party, under the leadership of chief minister  Pema Khandu . The state assembly has 60 seats out of which 48 are with BJP. National People’s Party has 5, Congress has 5 seats. Two seats are with independent MLAs.

The BJP came to power in December 2016 after 33 of the 43 members of the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) joined the BJP.

In the by polls held in 2017, BJP wrested the Pakke-Kesang and Likabali constituencies from the Congress. The last time Congress got a majority in the state was in 2014 but the rebels in the party led to the fall of the government under Nabam Tuki. The 2014 elections were held in a single on April 9.

 

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