- Voting for the by-poll elections in Arunachal started from 8 am
- VVPAT used for the first time in Arunachal Pradesh
- The two constituencies are Pakke-Kessang and Likabali
- Around 18,000 are expected to cast vote in the state
Arunachal Pradesh today is having a voting day today for the By-polls for the two constituencies in the state. The voting process started at 8 am and the voters have gathered to cast their votes. Here, in the state VVPATs are used for the first time.
Joint By-polls for two constituencies
The elections for the two constituencies of Arunachal Pradesh are going on today. The Two constituencies are vacant in the state since a long time and the Election Commission finally decided to conduct elections for these seats.
The two constituencies are Pakke-Kessang and Likabali for which the By-elections are being conducted by the Election Commission of India.
Along with these two constituencies of Arunachal Pradesh, two more states are having By-elections today including West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.
Talking about the election in Arunachal Pradesh, the stage is set for today’s by-poll for two Arunachal Pradesh Assembly seats including Pakke-Kessang constituency in East Kameng district and Likabali seat in Lower Siang.
As per the information shared by the Election Commission, this is the first time when Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system being used in the state.
Along with this, elaborate security arrangements have been made and state police, ITBP and four companies of central paramilitary forces have been deployed.
The critical polling booths would be covered by CRPF and IRB personnel.
The Pakke-Kessang seat is all set for a straight contest between former Deputy Chief Minister Kameng Dolo, who is contesting on a Congress ticket, and BJP nominee BR Waghe.
The Likabali constituency would see a multi-cornered contest with four candidates in the fray. They are Kardo Nyigyor (BJP), Modam Dini (Congress), Gumke Riba (People’s Party of Arunachal) and Independent candidate Sengo Taipodia.
As per the data shared by the Election Commission, there is an expectation that around 18,000 voters will cast votes today.