Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2019: All You Need to Know About The CM-Race in This Himalayan State
Arunachal Pradesh voted to elect legislators in its 60-member Legislative Assembly on April 11 and simultaneously for two Lok Sabha seats in the General elections, as part of the first phase.
Arunachal Pradesh, a BJP turf with Pema Khandu as its chief minister witnessed a triangular fight to power between the Bhartiya Janata Party, the Congress and the National People’s Party (NPA).
Regardless of a triangular fight, the Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) also fielded its candidates for the first time in the state for Assembly polls. It fielded former MLA Tani Loffa from the Seppa West Assembly constituency, and four newcomers from the Chayan Tajo, Aalo West, Bordumsa-Dyun and Bomdila constituency.
The ruling BJP has 48 MLAs in the House, while the Congress and the NPA have five MLAs each. There are also two independent MLAs in the Assembly.
The BJP is said to have locked in the formula of 60+2, i.e, aiming to put all its MLAs in the 60-seat Assembly and also win from the two Lok Sabha seats.
But the Bhartiya Janata Party, who fielded 60 candidates, will have an edge since it will win three seats uncontested.