4th Jun 2024 10:06:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter 

ITANAGAR, June 4: Amidst controversy surrounding the job scam in the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC), allegations of corruption, and a perceived lack of action on key state issues, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has emerged victorious in the parliamentary elections by securing both seats in Arunachal Pradesh.
Former Union Minister Kiren Rijiju clinched the Arunachal West Parliamentary Constituency for the third consecutive term, receiving a substantial 205,417 votes. He defeated formidable Congress leader and former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki by an impressive margin of 100,738 votes, surpassing six other candidates. Similarly, Tapir Gao retained the Arunachal East Parliamentary Constituency for a second term with 145,581 votes, triumphing over his Indian National Congress opponent Bosiram Siram by a margin of 30,421 votes, alongside four other candidates.
The BJP garnered a total of 337,130 votes, accounting for 48.87% of the votes in the state. In contrast, the Indian National Congress secured 209,533 votes, constituting 30.37% of the vote share. Other parties and candidates collectively received 136,374 votes (19.77%), while the "None Of The Above" option (NOTA) garnered 9,787 votes (0.98%).
Despite significant anticipation surrounding the candidacy of Toko Sheetal, known for her anti-corruption activism and involvement in the Delhi Chalo Movement, she received 30,530 votes, significantly trailing behind Kiren Rijiju. On the other hand, amidst the controversy surrounding the APPSC job scam, youth leader Techi Rana who entered politics with the hope to reform the system swiftly gained support during his electoral campaign. Rana garnered 33,314 votes, positioning him as the third-highest vote recipient, following Nabam Tuki.
In light of these developments, the BJP's sweeping victory in both parliamentary seats reflects a shifting political landscape in Arunachal Pradesh, with implications for the region's governance and representation in the coming years.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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