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14 candidates contesting in 2 Lok Sabha seats in Arunachal Pradesh

First Published: 30th March, 2024 13:29 IST

For the two Lok Sabha seats there are two BJP candidates, two from Congress , one each of Gana Suraksha Party and Arunachal Democratic Party besides eight independents.

At least fourteen candidates are in the fray for the two Lok Sabha seats in Arunachal Pradesh, which will go to polls on April 19, an official said on March 29.

Eight candidates will contest in the Arunachal West Lok Sabha constituency from where Union Earth Sciences minister Kiren Rijiju and Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee president Nabam Tuki are trying their luck.

For the two Lok Sabha seats there are two BJP candidates, two from Congress , one each of Gana Suraksha Party and Arunachal Democratic Party besides eight independents.

The total number of candidates, contesting in the Arunachal East parliamentary constituency, is six after the nomination of Techi Rana, an independent candidate, was found invalid during scrutiny on Thursday, the official said.

Besides Lok Sabha polls, assembly elections in the northeastern state will be held on April 19.

The number of valid nominations for the assembly elections includes 59 of the BJP, 23 of the Congress, 16 of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and 23 of the National People’s Party (NPP).

There are 29 independent candidates in the assembly elections, he added.

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