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EC issues notification for by-poll in Arunachal

NEDA names Pul’s wife as by-poll candidate

ITANAGAR: The Election Commission of India (ECI) ton Wednesday issued a notification for November 19 by-election to Hayuliang assembly constituency in Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh.
While last date of filing nominations has been fixed on November 2, scrutiny of papers would be done on November 3 and last date of withdrawal of candidature is November 5.
Counting of votes would be done on November 22, state deputy chief electoral officer D J Bhattacharjee informed here on Wednesday.
The seat fell vacant after former Chief Minister Kalikho Pul committed suicide on August 9 this year. The constituency with a total electorate of 11,003 including 5,508 female voters, has 81 polling stations of which three – Kibitho, Aphumna and Taflagam – are situated near the international border with China.
The highest number of electors are in Hayuliang polling station with 955 voters while Malogam polling station has only two voters.
Another meeting of political parties was held here on Tuesday where the CEO sought cooperation for smooth conduct of poll, Bhatacharjee said. Directions were given to Anjaw DC to set up few polling stations with women polling personnels only.
Meanwhile, the ruling North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) in Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday announced its official candidate for by-election to Hayuliang assembly constituency scheduled on November 19.
“Dasanglu Pul, the youngest wife of former Chief Minister Kalikho Pul has been unanimously chosen as the NEDA candidate and she will contest the election on a BJP ticket,” CM Pema Khandu said.
The name of the candidate would be forwarded to the party’s leadership for final approval and all the formalities would be completed by Thursday. “Her name will be sent to NEDA Convenor,” Khandu said. (PTI)

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