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Arunachal Pradesh Election Results highlights: BJP returns to power, secures 46 seats in 60-member assembly

Arunachal Pradesh Election Results highlights: Though there are 60 members in the state assembly, polling took place only in 50 constituencies.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting his vote
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting his vote

Arunachal Pradesh Election Results highlights: BJP returned to power, securing 46 seats in 60-member assembly of Arunachal Pradesh. Polling was held in the state on April 19. While counting of votes for the two Lok Sabha seats in the northeastern state would happen on June 4, counting of ballots for the assembly polls to Arunachal Pradesh (and Sikkim) have been preponed as the term of the present assembly ends on June 2....Read More

Though there are 60 members in the state assembly, polling took place only in 50 constituencies as 10 ruling Bharatiya Janata Party candidates including chief minister Pema Khandu and his deputy Chowa Mein won their seats unopposed.

“Counting of votes will begin at 6 am on Sunday at 40 counting centres in 25 district headquarters. Postal ballots would be counted first, followed by electronic voting machines (EVMs) around 6:30 am. The counting is expected to be over by noon,” Arunachal Pradesh chief electoral officer Pawan Kumar Sain said.

He added that adequate security arrangements have been put in place at the counting centres to ensure the process passes smoothly. As per Election Commission guidelines, no victory processions would be allowed after announcement of results.

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June 2, 2024 10:24 PM IST

UP CM Yogi Adityanath hails BJP's Arunachal victory, predicts INDIA's rout on Jun 4

On Sunday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath celebrated the BJP's victory in the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly elections and predicted a similar win for his party after the vote counting on June 4. "With a strong majority in the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly, the goal of 'Fir Ek Baar Modi Sarkar' has been achieved. This success in the east will light up the country on June 4. The Congress-led I.N.D.I. alliance will surely be defeated on June 4," he posted on X.

In the results announced on Sunday, the BJP nearly swept the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly polls, winning 46 out of 60 seats.

This victory marks the BJP's third consecutive term in power in the state.

June 2, 2024 8:42 PM IST

Arunachal Pradesh Election Results LIVE: Arunachal CM on BJP winning the state assembly polls

Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu said, “I bow in gratitude to the great people of Arunachal Pradesh for their continued trust in the vision of Hon'ble PM Shri Narendra Modi ji and sincere efforts of Team Arunachal in taking care of the well-being of every section of society.”

“Your overwhelming support to @BJP4Arunachal is in sync with our collective commitment and endeavours to take the state to the zenith of inclusive development. It's our firm resolve not to let the process of building a self-reliant Arunachal Pradesh derailed under any circumstances,” he added.

June 2, 2024 7:46 PM IST

Modi's BJP retains power in Indian state bordering China

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party has won the regional vote in Arunachal Pradesh, a state bordering China, while a local party swept to power in Sikkim, a Himalayan state, officials and politicians said on Sunday.

Provincial elections in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim were held on April 19, simultaneously with the first phase of the national polls.

The BJP comfortably retained power in Arunchal Pradesh by winning 46 of the 60 seats.

Modi on social media X said the people of Arunachal Pradesh had given "an unequivocal mandate to politics of development".

A senior BJP politician Ashok Singhal said the results were a "curtain raiser" ahead of national election results that will be declared on Tuesday.

Reuters

June 2, 2024 7:12 PM IST

Governor asks Pema Khandu to continue as caretaker CM

Arunachal Pradesh governor Lt General (retired) KT Parnaik accepts resignation of Pema Khandu as CM. Governor requests Pema Khandu and the Council of Ministers to continue until the new government is sworn-in.

June 2, 2024 6:45 PM IST

Arunachal edu minister''s defeat to NCP greenhorn surprises BJP

The defeat of Arunachal Pradesh Education Minister and Yachuli MLA Taba Tedir was a surprise for the BJP, which won 46 out of 60 seats in the state's assembly election. Tedir lost to newcomer and NCP candidate Toko Tatung by just 228 votes.

Tedir, a retired technocrat, entered politics in 2019, winning his seat uncontested. Dr. Nani Bath, a political science professor at Rajiv Gandhi University, said Tedir lost because Christians voted against him.

Tatung, an entrepreneur-turned-politician, secured the seat with the support of young voters and a promise for change, according to an NCP supporter.

June 2, 2024 5:59 PM IST

"Historic day...shows pro-incumbency for BJP": CM Pema Khandu after huge win in Arunachal Pradesh

After the Bharatiya Janata Party retained power in Arunachal Pradesh after registering a huge victory in the assembly elections, Chief Minister Pema Khandu termed it a "historic day" and said that it shows "pro-incumbency" for the state government.

The Arunachal Pradesh CM thanked the people of the state and said they have voted for the development that has taken place in the state under BJP.

Speaking to ANI, Pema Khandu said, "This is a historic day for Arunachal Pradesh, especially for the BJP. The party has set a new record in these Assembly elections. In 2019, we won 41 seats and in 2024 we have won 46 seats."

ANI

June 2, 2024 5:21 PM IST

Arunachal Pradesh Election Results LIVE: Kiren Rijiju on BJP winning AP polls

"The BJP has registered a big win in Arunachal Pradesh. The credit for this goes to the people of the state, the BJP workers and the leadership of PM Modi. The development that took place in Arunachal Pradesh in the last 10 years, didn't happen when the Congress was in power there for 60 years. The major infrastructure development happened in Arunachal Pradesh in the last 10 years, and this was possible only because of PM Modi. This victory will inspire us to work more in the future," says Union Minister Kiren Rijiju

June 2, 2024 5:13 PM IST

Pema Khandu: Music and sports lover who brought BJP to power in bordering Arunachal

Pema Khandu, a sports enthusiast and music aficionado, has emerged as a tall leader in Arunachal Pradesh over the years, especially after a constitutional crisis in 2016 that led to the imposition of president's rule.

Khandu was also regarded as a strategist who, through political manoeuvring, brought the BJP to power for the first time in the northeastern state bordering China.

The BJP on Sunday returned to power in Arunachal Pradesh for the third time in a row, as the party won 46 seats in the 60-member assembly.

Khandu's political odyssey began amid a personal tragedy. The untimely demise of his father, former chief minister Dorjee Khandu, in a helicopter crash in 2011, thrust him under the spotlight.

PTI

June 2, 2024 4:22 PM IST

Arunachal Pradesh Election Results LIVE: On BJP's win, CM Pema Khandu said this

On BJP's win, CM Pema Khandu says, "This is a historic day for Arunachal Pradesh, especially for the BJP. The party set a new record in these Assembly elections...There is pro-incumbency in BJP. In 2019, we won 41 seats and in 2024 we won 46 seats..."

“On 4th June, Lok Sabha elections counting will be held. After that, all winning candidates will reach here in Itanagar. Senior leaders from Delhi can also come. After the formalities of the party, we will stake our claim to form the new government. We are certain that we will win both the Lok Sabha seats of the state.”

June 2, 2024 4:12 PM IST

ICYMI: Final party position in Arunachal Pradesh

Total Seats: 60

Won Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 46 National People's Party (NPP) 5 Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) 3 People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) 2 Congress 1 Independent 3

June 2, 2024 3:55 PM IST

Arunachal Pradesh Election Results LIVE: CM Pema Khandu thanks PM Modi after BJP's victory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the BJP workers in Arunachal Pradesh after the party secured a thumping victory in the assembly elections. Responding to this, Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu thanked Modi and said, “Your guidance and vision have played a monumental role in our success…We shall continue with greater vigour to work for Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas.”

June 2, 2024 3:50 PM IST

Arunachal Pradesh Election Results LIVE: BJP's Sambit Patra calls party's win a ‘triumph for Viksit Bharat’

Shortly after BJP's win in Arunachal assembly election, party leader Sambit Patra called it a “triumph” for ‘Viksit Bharat’.

“This momentous victory is a testament that the people of Arunachal Pradesh have restored their faith in PM Shri @narendramodi Ji's leadership and the vision of 'Viksit Arunachal'. Congratulations to the BJP Karyakartas, CM Shri @PemaKhandu Ji, and BJP State President Shri @BiyuramWahgeBJP Ji, who under the guidance of BJP National President Shri @JPNadda Ji, have tirelessly worked to ensure this victory.”

June 2, 2024 3:28 PM IST

Arunachal Pradesh Election Results LIVE: PM Modi's message for Arunachal Pradesh party workers after thumping victory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the BJP workers in Arunachal Pradesh after the party secured a thumping victory in the assembly elections.

“I would like to appreciate the hardwork of the exceptional @BJP4Arunachal Karyakartas through the election campaign. It is commendable how they went across the state and connected with the people,” he wrote on X.

June 2, 2024 2:58 PM IST

Arunachal Pradesh Election Results LIVE: ‘My gratitude for their faith,’ says PM Modi on BJP's victory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the people of Arunachal Pradesh for the victory of the BJP. “Thank you Arunachal Pradesh! The people of this wonderful state have given an unequivocal mandate to politics of development. My gratitude to them for reposing their faith in @BJP4Arunachal yet again. Our Party will keep working with even greater vigour for the state’s growth,” he wrote on X

June 2, 2024 2:32 PM IST

Arunachal Pradesh Election Results LIVE: Two Arunachal ministers win assembly polls

Arunachal Pradesh RWD minister Honchung Ngandam and Tourism Minister Nakap Nalo were among the 32 BJP candidates who won the assembly polls on Sunday.

Ngandam won from Ponchou-Wakka seat defeating independent candidate Holai Wangsa by a margin of 4,662 votes. While, Nalo won from Nacho constituency defeating his opponent Tanga Byaling of Congress by a margin of 1,373 votes.

June 2, 2024 2:02 PM IST

BJP wins 44 seats, leads on 2; NPEP wins 5 seats

BJP wins 44 seats, leads on 2; NPEP wins 5 seats

June 2, 2024 1:26 PM IST

BJP returns to power in Arunachal, secures 40 seats in 60-member assembly

The BJP on Sunday returned to power in Arunachal Pradesh for the third time in a row, as the party won 37 seats in the 60-member assembly and secured majority, Election Commission officials said.

Counting of votes is underway for 50 seats for which elections were held in the northeastern state along with Lok Sabha polls on April 19. The rest 10 seats were won by the saffron party uncontested.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu is one of the 10 candidates who won unopposed.

June 2, 2024 1:25 PM IST

BJP wins 40 seats, leads on 6; NPEP wins 4

BJP wins 40 seats, leads on 6; NPEP wins 4

June 2, 2024 12:40 PM IST

The BJP has already won 10 seats unopposed in Arunachal

The BJP has already won 10 seats unopposed in Arunachal. Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein have already won their respective seats.

The majority mark in the Arunachal Assembly is 31.

National People's Party (NPEP) has won one seat and is leading on four seats. The People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) is leading on two seats, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on three seats.

Independent candidate Wanglam Sawin has won the Khonsa seat.

People were seen celebrating outside the BJP office in Itanagar after it looked to retain power in the state.

June 2, 2024 12:37 PM IST

BJP wins Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Elections

BJP wins Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Elections as it gets the majority mark of 31 out of 60 Assembly seats; leading on 14 seats. Counting is still underway.

June 2, 2024 12:30 PM IST

Arunachal: BJP wins 28 seats

June 2, 2024 12:21 PM IST

Celebrations outside the BJP office in Itanagar

Arunachal Pradesh: Celebrations outside the BJP office in Itanagar as the party is set to form government in the state with an overwhelming majority.

The BJP has won 27 seats and leading on 19 as per the latest Election Commission of India data.

June 2, 2024 12:02 PM IST

Independent candidate wins Khonsa East seat

Independent candidate Wanglam Sawin won the Khonsa East assembly constituency defeating his nearest rival Kamrang Tesia of the BJP by a margin of 2,216 votes, according to the Election Commission of India.

Counting of votes for 50 assembly seats in the northeastern state began at 6 am on Sunday.

Sawin had won the seat in the 2019 Assembly elections on a BJP ticket. He was denied a saffron party ticket this time and contested the elections as an independent.

June 2, 2024 12:00 PM IST

Arunachal: BJP leading in 33 seats, NPEP ahead in 6

The ruling BJP in Arunachal Pradesh was leading in 33 assembly seats while the National People's Party (NPEP) was ahead in six constituencies, according to the Election Commission of India.

Counting of votes for 50 assembly seats in the northeastern state began at 6 am on Sunday.

The BJP had already won 10 seats unopposed in the 60-member assembly, elections for which were held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls in the first phase on April 19.

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is leading in four seats, while the People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) is leading in three.

The Congress is ahead in one seat while in two constituencies independents are leading after the third round of counting.

Despite rain across the state, hundreds of supporters of various political parties were seen standing near the counting centres.

June 2, 2024 11:32 AM IST

BJP set to sweep Arunachal for 2nd consecutive time; Khandu likely remain CM

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Arunachal Pradesh is all set to sweep the assembly polls for a second consecutive term and incumbent chief minister Pema Khandu will continue in the post, party officials stated on Sunday as the counting of votes in the northeastern state continues. Read more

June 2, 2024 11:18 AM IST

Celebration begins at the BJP office in Itanagar as the party is set to return to power in Arunachal Pradesh

June 2, 2024 11:07 AM IST

BJP wins 15 seats, leading on 29

June 2, 2024 11:06 AM IST

BJP wins 15 seats, leading on 29

BJP wins 15 seats, leading on 29

June 2, 2024 10:41 AM IST

Visuals from the BJP office in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh as the party is set to form the government in the state

June 2, 2024 10:19 AM IST

BJP wins 11 seats, leading on 31

BJP wins 11 seats, leading on 31

June 2, 2024 9:49 AM IST

BJP set to sweep Arunachal for second consecutive time; Khandu likely to continue as CM

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Arunachal Pradesh is all set to sweep the assembly polls for a second consecutive term and incumbent chief minister Pema Khandu will continue in the post, party officials stated on Sunday as counting of votes continue.

Ten BJP candidates including Khandu and his deputy Chowna Mein had won their seats unopposed and polling took place in the rest 50 seats on April 19.

According to the Election Commission, till 9:45 am, nearly four hours after counting started at 6:00 am, BJP candidates were leading in 33 of the 50 seats where voting had taken place.

Candidates from National Peoples Party (NPP), which is a part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at Centre, were leading in 6 seats. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidates were leading in 4 seats, and People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA)

in 3 and Independents leading in 2 seats each. Trends for the other two seats were not available.

June 2, 2024 9:40 AM IST

BJP leading on 33 seats in Arunachal Pradesh: ECI

June 2, 2024 9:35 AM IST

Are the no-contests in 10 seats a clear sign of BJP's dominance in state?

In Arunachal, just 50 of the 60 Assembly seats went to polls after 10 BJP MLAs, including outgoing Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Deputy CM Chowna Mein, were “elected unopposed”.

June 2, 2024 9:23 AM IST

Assembly election results: BJP ahead in Arunachal; ruling SKM crosses halfway in Sikkim in early trends

As per the early trends, the Bharatiya Janata Party is leading on 16 seats in Arunachal Pradesh Assembly elections results, while in Sikkim, the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) is leading on 26 seats.

As per the Election Commission data, BJP has already registered victory in 10 seats in Arunachal Pradesh unopposed, while the party is leading in 16 seats including--Lumla, Kalaktang, Koloriang, Nacho, Likabali, Basar, Along (West), Along (East) and others.

National People's Party (NPEP) is leading on four seats, the People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) on two seats, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on two seats, Congress on one and independent candidates are leading on two seats.

Polling for the 60 assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh was also held on April 19, simultaneously with the first phase of Lok Sabha elections.

June 2, 2024 9:01 AM IST

Visuals from a counting centre in the Papum Pare district

June 2, 2024 8:51 AM IST

ECI trends: BJP leading on 26 seats

June 2, 2024 8:45 AM IST

Four MLAs from Congress, NPP join BJP in Arunachal Pradesh ahead of polls

Ahead of Arunachal Pradesh assembly elections, four legislators from the opposition Congress and the Nationalist People’s Party (NPP) joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

June 2, 2024 8:39 AM IST

Arunachal Pradesh Results: BJP leading in 20, NPEP in 6; Congress leads in lone seat

Votes for the 50 assembly seats are being counted:

BJP: 28 (+10 wins)

INC: 1

National People's Party: 5

Others: 6

June 2, 2024 8:27 AM IST

BJP expelled 27 disgruntled leaders for contesting polls against party candidates in Arunachal

The Arunachal BJP unit on Tuesday expelled 27 disgruntled party leaders who contested the April 19 elections in the state against the party's official candidates after being denied tickets.

Party’s state disciplinary action committee chairman Tarh Tarak said the leaders have been expelled for six years.

The expelled politicians had contested on the tickets of the National People’s Party which Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma heads, the Nationalist Congress Party, the People’s Party of Arunachal and as independent candidates.

June 2, 2024 8:24 AM IST

Trends show BJP crossing halfway mark, wins 10 seats unopposed, leads on 23

June 2, 2024 8:19 AM IST

Early trends show BJP crossing halfway mark, wins 10 seats unopposed, leads on 22

Early trends show BJP crossing halfway mark, won 10 seats unopposed, leads on 22

June 2, 2024 8:15 AM IST

What exit polls predicted for Arunachal Pradesh?

According to the Axis My India exit poll, the BJP will win 44-51 seats in Arunachal Pradesh, the NPP will win two to six, the Congress may win one to four and others may win two to six seats.

June 2, 2024 8:11 AM IST

Latest trends: BJP leads on 19 seats, NPEP on 4 and Independents on 5 seats

June 2, 2024 8:02 AM IST

BJP leads on 13 seats, NPEP leading on 2, Independents on 1

As per ECI, the BJP is leading on 13 seats. National People's Party is leading on 2 seats, People's Party of Arunachal on 2 seats. The majority mark in the State Assembly is 31 out of 60 Assembly seats.

The BJP has already won 10 seats unopposed.

June 2, 2024 7:48 AM IST

BJP leads on 15 seats, NPEP leading on 3

BJP - Won 10, Leading 15

NPEP - Leading 3

Others- Leading 1

June 2, 2024 7:42 AM IST

In Arunachal, votes are being counted for 50 seats, BJP already winner on 10

Arunachal Pradesh held a single-phase election on April 19 to elect 50 assembly constituencies, and 133 candidates are running for those seats. Ten of the 60 assembly members have already been gained by the ruling BJP without any opposition. Chief Minister Pema Khandu and two newcomers, Ratu Techi from Sagalee and Hage Appa from the Ziro-Hapoli seat, were among those who won unopposed.

June 2, 2024 7:41 AM IST

Counting underway amid heavy rains across the state

The counting commenced in 24 district headquarters at 6 AM amid heavy rain across the state and the final results are expected to be out by noon, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Pawan Kumar Sain said.

June 2, 2024 7:37 AM IST

Latest trends: BJP leading on 3 seats, NPEP on 2 seats

June 2, 2024 7:26 AM IST

Counting of votes underway amid high security

June 2, 2024 7:22 AM IST

BJP leads on 9 seats, NPEP on 1

As per the early trends, BJP leads on 9 seats, NPEP on 1. The saffron camp has already won 10 seats unopposed.

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