BJP releases candidates list for upcoming bypolls in Arunachal Pradesh

Guwahati: A list of candidates for the upcoming bye-elections in Arunachal Pradesh was announced on Wednesday by the Central Election Committee (CEC) of the BJP.

The party has decided to run Tsering Lhamu for the Lumla (ST) seat in Arunachal Pradesh.

The Election Commission released the schedule for the bye-elections for six assembly seats spread across five states earlier in January.

Bye-elections to one assembly constituency, each in Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and two assembly constituencies in Maharashtra will be held on February 27. The parliamentary constituency of Lakshadweep will also vote in bypolls on February 27.

The counting of votes to all by polls will be held on March 2.

Lakshadweep’s parliamentary constituency will go to the polls due to the disqualification of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Mohammed Faizal PP.

The seat in Lumla, Arunachal Pradesh, remained vacant following the passing of BJP leader Jambey Tashi, and an election was required in Ramgarh, Jharkhand, due to the disqualification of Congress candidate Mamta Devi.

The election was required due to the passing of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Subrata Saha from West Bengal’s Sagardighi seat and the death of Congress politician Thiru E Thirumahan Everaa from Tamil Nadu’s Erode (east).

The deaths of BJP leaders Mukta Shailesh Tilak and Laxman Pandurang Jagtap in the Maharashtra districts of Kasba Peth and Chinchwad necessitated the poll.

The deadline for filing nominations is February 7.

The scrutiny of nominations will be done on February 8 while the last Date for withdrawal of candidatures is February 10.

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