Election Results 2019: Union minister of state for home, Kiren Rijiju is the sitting MP from Arunachal West constituency.(HT PHOTO)
Election Results 2019: Union minister of state for home, Kiren Rijiju is the sitting MP from Arunachal West constituency.(HT PHOTO)

Election Results 2019: Kiren Rijiju, six others fight it out in Arunachal West constituency

Sitting MP and Union minister Kiren Rijiju is facing six opponents in the Lok Sabha election this time.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 04:44 PM IST

Arunachal West, one of the two Lok Sabha constituencies in Arunachal Pradesh, is spread across the districts of Tawang, West Kameng, East Kameng, Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri, Kurung Kumey, Upper Subansiri and West Siang..

There are 33 assembly segments in the Arunachal West constituency.

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Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju won the seat for the BJP in 2014 defeating Takam Sanjoy of the Congress by 41,738 votes. While the BJP had re-nominated Rijiju, the Congress had named former chief minister Nabam Tuki as its candidate. Rijiju is had taken a comfortable lead since the counting began.

There were five other candidates in the fray. The constituency voted on April 11.

Arunachal West Lok Sabha constituency in numbers:

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Arunachal West

Reservation nature of constituency: General

2019 candidates: Kiren Rijiju (BJP), Nabam Tuki (Congress)

Date of polling: April 11

Sitting MP, Party: Kiren Rijiju, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 41,738 votes

Runner up name, party: Takam Sanjoy, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 446,515

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 75

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,259

Number of women voters: 227,181

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