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Kalikho Pul’s widow files nominations for Hayuliang bypoll

india Updated: Nov 03, 2016 11:46 IST
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People paying last respect to the body of former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Kalikho Pull in Itanagar. (PTI FilePhoto)

Dasanglu Pul, wife of former chief minister Kalikho Pul, was among the four candidates who filed their nominations on Wednesday for the November 19 by-polls to the Hayuliang Assembly constituency in Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh.

The seat fell vacant after the death of Kalikho Pul, who had allegedly committed suicide on August 9.

On the last date of filing papers, Dasanglu filed her nomination from BJP, Lupalum Kri filed his papers as a Congress candidate, state deputy chief electoral officer D J Bhattacharjee said in a release.

Dasanglu, wife of former chief minister Kalikho Pul, is the consensus candidate of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), in which BJP and Peoples’ Party of Arunachal (PPA) are partners.

Yompi Kri and Konteso Kri filed their papers as independent candidates.

Scrutiny of papers would be done tomorrow and the last date of withdrawal of candidature is November 5.

Counting of votes would be done on November 22.

The constituency, with a total electorate of 11,003, including 5,508 female voters, has 81 polling stations of which three - Kibitho, Aphumna and Taflagam are situated near the international border with China.

The highest number of voters are in Hayuliang polling station with 955 listed voters, while the Malogam polling station has only two voters.

The Election Commission has appointed one general observer and one expenditure observer for the by-election.

The model code of conduct has been strictly enforced in the district and till date an amount of Rs three lakh, opium and several Indian Made Foreign Liquor bottles have been seized, the release said, adding, four check points have been set up in the district to conduct free and fair polls.

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