Three candidates filed their papers today on the first day of filing of nominations for elections to the 60-member Arunachal Pradesh assembly on October 13.
While two NCP candidates filed nominations for Changlang(North) and Sagalee constituencies, one independent candidate submitted his papers for Itanagar seat.
Over 7 lakh voters are eligible to cast their vote.
While ruling Congress has decided to contest all the seats and released the names of 56 candidates so far, NCP has announced candidates for 30 seats and BJP for 17.
The NCP and BJP had earlier decided to contest 40 seats each.
With the ruling Congress having dropped a dozen of its sitting MLAs, NCP and BJP claimed many Congressmen were in touch with them seeking their tickets.
“Both the parties are considering their cases and hence the delay in releasing their final lists, which are expected to be out in a day or two,” their leaders claimed.