BJP returns to power in Arunachal Pradesh, secures 46 seats in 60-member Assembly

The Conrad Sangma-led National People’s Party (NPP), part of the NDA alliance, bagged five seats

Updated - June 02, 2024 06:04 pm IST

Published - June 02, 2024 01:01 pm IST - Itanagar

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Pema Khandu during celebrations after party’s victory in the State Assembly elections, in Itanagar on June 2, 2024.

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Pema Khandu during celebrations after party’s victory in the State Assembly elections, in Itanagar on June 2, 2024. | Photo Credit: PTI

The BJP on June 2 returned to power in Arunachal Pradesh for the third time in a row, as the party won 46 seats in the 60-member Assembly and secured a majority, Election Commission officials said.

Votes were counted for 50 Assembly segments 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.

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Of the 50 seats, the BJP secured 36 seats and Chief Minister Pema Khandu is one of the 10 candidates who won unopposed.

Taking to X, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “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.”

The PM also said, “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.” The saffron party had won 41 seats in 2019.

The Conrad Sangma-led National People’s Party (NPP), part of the NDA alliance, bagged five seats, while the People’s Party of Arunachal won two seats and the NCP secured three.

Artists dressed in traditional Assamese attire perform ‘Bihu dance’ as they celebrate Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) crossing the halfway mark during the ongoing vote counting for the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly elections, at the party office in Itanagar.

Artists dressed in traditional Assamese attire perform ‘Bihu dance’ as they celebrate Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) crossing the halfway mark during the ongoing vote counting for the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly elections, at the party office in Itanagar. | Photo Credit: ANI

The Congress won one seat, and Independent candidates emerged victorious in three constituencies.

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