The BJP put up an impressive show in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, winning 41 seats including three uncontested in the 60-member Assembly house.
It is to be noted that elections were held for 57 seats as three BJP candidates were earlier declared elected unopposed. The Janata Dal (United) won seven seats, the National People's Party (NPP) five, the Congress four, the People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) one and Independents two. The final results were announced on Saturday.
BJP candidate and Chief Minister Pema Khandu won from Mukto assembly seat. He won by a margin of 2,619 votes by defeating Congress’ Thupten Kunphen while BJP nominee and Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein won from Chowkham Assembly seat by a margin of 7,291 votes by defeating his rival Congress candidate Khunang Kri.
EC official said the declaration of final result got delayed because the counting of votes in Daporijo, Dumporijo and Raga constituencies in Upper Subansiri district was delayed on Friday.
The Congress managed to win only four seats but Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Takam Sanjoy faced defeat against Jummum Ete Deori of the BJP in the Lekang seat. The Leader of the Opposition in the outgoing Assembly, Takam Pario of the Congress lost the Palin seat to the BJP’s Balo Raja.
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