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Arunachal Pradesh Elections Latest News And Updates

September 17, 2016 11:41 AM
With the change in scenario after 44 MLAs including the chief minister of the state, Pema Khandu joined the local People's Party of Arunachal, C..... Read More
July 20, 2016 04:32 PM
The new government in Arunachal Pradesh is only four days old and it has passed the floor test in Assembly. A total of 46 members voted in favor of ..... Read More
July 18, 2016 12:57 PM
36-year-old Pema Khandu, who had been elected as the leader of Congress party in the Arunachal Pradesh assembly, was sworn-in as the next Chief..... Read More
July 14, 2016 11:05 AM
After the Supreme Court's ruling yesterday that imposition of President’s rule in the frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh was illegal, Con..... Read More
February 17, 2016 11:36 AM
After the dissident Congress leader Kalikho Pul approached the Governor to form an alternate government in Arunachal Pradesh, the Arunachal Pradesh ..... Read More

Quick facts for Arunachal Pradesh Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies2
Assembly Constituencies60
Ruling PartyIndian National Congress
Opposition PartyNationalist Congress Party
Chief MinisterPema Khandu
GovernorPadmanabha Balakrishna Acharya
Chief Electoral OfficerChandra Bhushan Kumar
AddressNirvachan Sadan Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh - 791111


Hayuliang By-election 2016 Result

AC NameWinnerPartyRunner-upPartyVotes Margin
HayuliangDASANGLU PULBJPYOMPI KRIIND942

Arunachal Pradesh Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

Arunachal Pradesh has only constituencies which were won by Indian National Congress (INC) and Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) each. Arunachal Pradesh was initially a Union Territory since 1975 and was made a complete state in 1987. Arunachal has 60 assembly and two parliamentary seats. The politics in Arunachal has the national parties as major participants in the elections. Political parties like Indian National Congress (INC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), nationalist Congress Party (NCP) etc. are few of the active parties in Arunachal. Presently, Pema Khandu from INC is the Chief Minister of the state. Arunachal which contributes only two seats in the Lok Sabha has been an important state for the political parties. BJP with its mission 272+ focused on Arunachal as even two seats matter to achieve its mission. Congress also hoped for winning the in the state again. The elections for the two states took place on a single phase.

Arunachal Pradesh Elections History

Arunachal Pradesh is one of the most prominent states in India. The state has its own government which runs
the state and is selected by the , set by the constitution of India. A government is needed to run Arunachal Pradesh, election process to maintain order in the state and run the health, education and other systems of the state the right way too. For this the election process is required to choose the government lawfully by the votes of citizens of Arunachal Pradesh. There are 60 constituencies in Arunachal Pradesh, and the election was organized for 57 of them in 2009. CM Dorjee Kahndu, MLA Tsewang Dhondup of Tawang and Jambey Tashi of Lumla were pre declared as elected candidates.

In the election of Arunachal Pradesh in 2009 Congress had candidates in all the seats; NCP had 30 candidates and Trinamool Congress had 28 candidates. Congress was the only party with candidates for all the constituencies, and they ended up winning the election.

Arunachal Pradesh was made a Union Territory in 1975 with a separate legislative assembly. However, it was converted into a full fledged state in 1987 with a state legislative assembly of 60 members. Since the formation, the state has seen four general assemblies. Mr. Dorjee Khandu leads the present government as the chief minister of the state.

Arunachal Pradesh is largely home to tribal population who believe in a peaceful existence. Though people are politically aware of the state, they support healthy existence of politics.

Administrative structure

The governor who is appointed by the president of India is the head of the state of Arunachal Pradesh and is helped by an elected chief minister, a Council of Ministers, and a unicameral Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha). At the local level, the state consists more than one dozen districts. The smallest administrative units are the villages. The state does not have its own high court. It falls under the jurisdiction of the high court in Guwahati, Assam.

Arunachal Pradesh Major Political Parties

There are many political parties active in Arunachal Pradesh. The major ones are the Indian National Congress (INC), and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).


Indian National Congress: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee is the state unit of the Indian National Congress. Mukut Mithi is the President of the APCC, and also a member of the Rajya Sabha. Some of the other frontal heads of the party in Arunachal Pradesh are Yari Dulom, Taki Taba, Tadar Niglar, Padi Richo,  Jalley Sonam, and Kirbe Dulom. There are many frontal organisations of the party in the state, such as the Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Seva Dal, the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress, the INTUC (Arunachal Pradesh Unit), the NSUI State Unit (Arunachal Pradesh), the Arunachal Pradesh Rajiv Gandhi Panchayati Raj Sangathan, and the All India Rajeev Gandhi Vichar Manch International Arunachal Pradesh State Unit.

Bharatiya Janata Party: The Bharatiya Janata Party in Arunachal Pradesh is going great guns as some of the top state leaders of the Indian National Congress are joining the BJP. For instance, the former Chief Minister of the state, Geogang Apang, has resigned from the Congress and joined the BJP.

Arunachal Pradesh became a Union Territory in 1975 through the enactment of 37th Constitutional Amendment Act 1975, headed by a Lt. Governor. During 1975-1978, a 23-member provisional Legislative Assembly was formed. On 4 March 1978, a 33-member elected Legislative Assembly was constituted. On 20 February 1987, Arunachal Pradesh became a full state. The strength of State Legislative Assembly is currently 60.

State Legislative Assembly in Arunachal Pradesh

The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly or the Vidhan Sabha of Arunachal Pradesh is made of the 60 elected members from the constituencies by the election. The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly is the body that helps the order of the state to run within the laws and regulations
of the Indian constitution. They assist the government of India to run the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

This is the center of politics and governance in Arunachal Pradesh, and they are responsible for every state government action taken in the state. Sri Dorjee Khandu is the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, and all the departments of the government run under him. This governing body plans and executes the development of Arunachal Pradesh, and has a separate identity from the government of India. However, like any other state, Arunachal Pradesh is also controlled by the central government by the Indian constitution.

 

Political Parties of Arunachal Pradesh

The main political parties of Arunachal Pradesh are

CongressBJPNationalist Congress PartyTrinamool Congress

Politics in the state

Though Arunachal Pradesh is a politically active state, there is no major state level political party. In the absence of any state level political party, national political parties dominate the state's political scene. The Indian National Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party are the main two parties of the state, with other parties like Trinamool Congress and other small parties, which are not big national level parties, also active in the state. The largest party is The Indian National Congress (INC) which holds 34 seats in the state assembly and the second most important party is the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh is elected through a general election, and the candidate with the maximum vote becomes the head of the state. The Arunachal Pradesh, like the government itself, is elected for 5 years. However, the reelection condition also exists in Arunachal Pradesh.

The chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh can nominate his or her own name for the election of next term, after the end of 5 years.

Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Election Results:

State Assembly Constituencies

In 1975, when Arunachal Pradesh was made a Union Territory, there were 30 constituencies. Since the time it has become a state in 1987, the number of constituencies has risen to 60 and 59 are reserved for candidates belonging to scheduled tribes in the state. The election takes place in all these constituencies.

List of Chief Ministers in Arunachal Pradesh

S. No.Chief MinisterFromToParty Name
1Pema KhanduSep 16, 2016PresentPPAP
2Pema KhanduJul 17, 2016Sep 16, 2016 INC
3Nabam TukiJul 13, 2016Jul 17, 2016INC
4Kalikho PulFeb 20, 2016Jul 12, 2016PPAP
President's RuleJan 27, 2016Feb 19, 2016
5Nabam tukiNov 1, 2011Jan 26, 2016INC
6Jarbom GamlinMay 5, 2011Oct 31, 2011INC
7Dorjee KhanduApr 9, 2007Apr 30, 2011INC
8Gegong Apang (2nd term)Aug 3, 2003Apr 9, 2007UDF, BJP, INC
9Mukut MithiJan 19, 1999Aug 3, 2003Arunachal Congress (Mithi), INC
10Gegong ApangJan 18, 1980Jan 19, 1999INC, Arunachal Congress
President's ruleNov 3, 1979Jan 18, 1980
11Tomo RibaSep 18, 1979Nov 3, 1979PPAP
12Prem Khandu ThunganAug 13, 1975Sep 18, 1979Janata Party

List of Governors of Arunachal Pradesh

S.No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1Padmanabha Balakrishna AcharyaJan 28, 2017Incumbent
2V. Shanmuganathan12 Sept 201627 January 2017 (resigned)
3Jyoti Prasad RajkhowaMay 13, 201512 Sep 2016
4Nirbhay SharmaMay 29, 2013May 13, 2015
5Joginder Jaswant SinghJan 27, 2008May 28, 2013
6K. SankaranarayananSep 4, 2007Jan 26, 2008
7S.K. SinghDec 16, 2004Sep 3, 2007
8V. C. PandeJun 13, 2003Dec 15, 2004
9Arvind DaveAug 2, 1999Jun 12, 2003
10S.K. SinhaMay 17, 1999Aug 1, 1999
11Mata PrasadOct 21, 1993May 16, 1999
12Madhukar DigheJul 5, 1993Oct 20, 1993
13Surandra Nath DwivedyMar 26, 1991Jul 4, 1993
14Loknath MishraMar 17, 1991Mar 25, 1991
15Devi Das ThakurMay 9, 1990Mar 16, 1991
16Gopal SinghMar 17, 1990May 8, 1990
17R.D. PradhanMar 19, 1987Mar 16, 1990
18Bhisma Narain SinghFeb 20, 1987Mar 18, 1987

Cabinet Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh

Name of MinsiterMinistries
Shri Nabam TukiChief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Department Not Assigned To Any Cabinet Minister
Shri Tanga ByalingHome (excluding Vigilance), Power (Electrical) & non-conventional resources of Energy
Shri Chowna Mein Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry & Dairy Development
Shri Kalikho PulSocial Justice Empowerment & Tribal Affairs, Women & Child Development, Health & Family Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs
Shri Kamlung Mossang Food & Civil Supplies, Geology & Mines and Water Resources Department
Shri Tapang TalohEducation, Libraries, Textiles, Handloom & Handicrafts
Shri Pema KhanduTourism, Urban Development, Town Planning, Housing and Municipal Affairs and Art & Culture
Shri Gojen GadiPublic Work Department
Shri Kumar WaiiRural Works Department
Shri Takam ParioPublic Health Engineering & Water Supply


Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Arunachal Pradesh

IAS Chandra Bhushan Kumar is the Chief Electoral Officer of Arunachal Pradesh. He was born on 25 August 1967 and belongs to the 1995 IAS batch of the AGMUT cadre. His educational qualification includes B.Sc. (Hons) in physics, mathematics, and chemistry from the Ranchi University in the year 1989; masters in Public Administration from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, USA in the year 2007; and Bachelor in Law from the University of Delhi in the year 2009

Nirvachan Sadan
The Chief Electoral Officer of Arunachal Pradesh
Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh - 791111.
E-mail Address
ceo_arunachalpradesh@eci.gov.in
Office Phone/Fax
0360-2212437
0360-2212511
Helpline number
0360-2211235
Last Updated on April 15, 2017


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