BJP leading in both Lok Sabha seats of Arunachal Pradesh
Itanagar: The ruling BJP in Arunachal Pradesh is leading both the Lok Sabha seats by huge margins till filing of this report, a trend in favour of the saffron brigade which was witnessed throughout the country on Thursday.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, who was locked in a multi-cornered contest in the Arunachal West Parliamentary seat with total seven contestants, is leading in the constituency by a margin of 1,21,962 votes against his nearest rival Nabam Tuki of the Congress.
Rijiju, also won the seat in 2014 by a margin of 41,738 votes.
In the Eastern Arunachal seat, which too witnessed a multi-cornered contest with five candidates in the fray, BJP State unit president Tapir Gao is leading.
Gao is leading by 60,441 votes from his nearest rival Lowangcha Wangat of the Congress. Congress candidate Ninong Ering won from the seat in 2014 by a margin of 12478 votes defeating Gao. Gao had also won from the seat in 2009 general elections.
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