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Arunachal Bypoll:  Chakat Aboh wins 56-Khonsa West Assembly Seat

An estimated 89 per cent of the over 10,000 voters had exercised their franchise in the by-election to the seat held on October 21.


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Independent candidate Chakat Aboh, widow of assassinated MLA Tirong Aboh, has won 56-Khonsa West seat in Arunachal Pradesh by a margin of 1887 votes.

She defeated independent candidate Azet Homtok, who polled 3818 votes.

Arunachal Bypoll:  Chakat Aboh wins 56-Khonsa West Assembly Seat

By elections were necessitated in the constituency after MLA Tirong Aboh was gunned down by suspected militants in May, two days ahead of poll results.

Arunachal Bypoll:  Chakat Aboh wins 56-Khonsa West Assembly Seat

In a rare show of unity, all political parties, including Congress and the BJP, fielded Aboh’s widow, Ms. Chakat Aboh, as a common candidate.

An estimated 89 per cent of the over 10,000 voters had exercised their franchise in the by-election to the seat held on October 21.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu while congratulating Abo’s win said “Congrats to Smt Chakat Aboh for winning 56-Khonsa West by-election Assembly seat by 1887 votes as Ind candidate. I also congratulate @BJP4Arunachal party workers for their effort in getting her elected as MLA that felt vacant following death of her late husband & MLA Tirong Aboh’.

While the DCM tweeted, “Extend my heartiest congratulations to Chakat Aboh for the magnificent victory in the 56-Khonsa West (ST) by-election Assembly seat winning it by 1887 votes as Independent candidate. I wish you all the best for your future.”

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