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CM to be declared elected unopposed

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu is set to be declared elected unopposed from Mukto assembly seat for the third time in a row.

india Updated: Sep 27, 2009 15:23 IST

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu is set to be declared elected unopposed from Mukto assembly seat for the third time in a row.

No nominations were filed against Khandu and his papers were found valid during scrutiny yesterday.

Two other ruling Congress nominees Tsewang Dhondup's (Tawang town) and debutante Jambey Tashi's (Lumla) papers were also found valid and no nominations were filed against them.

A total of 167 nominations were found valid for 56 seats. Scrutiny of nominations for Dumporijo assembly constituency has been adjourned as one of the two candidates was allowed time to furnish more documents in support of his nomination, election office sources said today.

Of the 60 seats, 57 will go to poll on October 13.

Election office sources said out of the 167 nominations found valid for 56 constituencies, 58 are of Congress candidates, 19 BJP, 35 NCP, JD(U) 3,Trinamool Congress 27, Peoples Party Of Arunachal 11 and 14 Independents.