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BJP wins bypolls in Arunachal Pradesh; 108 voters opt for NOTA

North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) Candidate Dasanglu Pul Of BJP Won The Hayuliang Assembly By-poll After Defeating Her Lone Rival Yompi Kri, An Independent Candidate, By 942 Votes.

PTI | Updated on: 22 Nov 2016, 06:28:36 PM
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North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) candidate Dasanglu Pul of BJP won the Hayuliang Assembly by-poll after defeating her lone rival Yompi Kri, an Independent candidate, by 942 votes.

Pul, who was contesting on a BJP ticket, polled 5,326 votes while Kri could secure 4,384 votes in the by-poll held on November 19.

The winner is the youngest of three wives of former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Kalikho Pul. The by-poll was necessitated due to his alleged suicide.

A total of 108 voters opted for NOTA , Chief Electoral Officer Kaling Tayeng said, adding an estimated 72 per cent electorates exercised their franchise in the election.

The strength of BJP, alliance partner of PPA-led NEDA government, has now risen to 12.

People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) has 43 MLAs, Congress three and Independents two in the 60-member House. 

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First Published : 22 Nov 2016, 06:26:00 PM