The Arunachal Pradesh BJP general secretary B R Wahge will the BJP candidate for the by-election to the Pakke-Kessang assembly seat, party sources said today. Wahge, who has been with the BJP for more than 17 years in various capacities, would be contesting the elections for the first time. The last date of filing nominations for the by-election is tomorrow, scrutiny of papers would be done on July 13 and last date of withdrawal of candidature is July 15. The Congress and PPA are yet to field any candidate for the by-election. The seat had fallen vacant after former deputy chief minister and the then sitting MLA from Pakke-Kessang constituency, Kameng Dolo lost the membership of the state Assembly following a Supreme Court ruling in connection with an election petition filed against him by BJP leader and former minister Atum Welly.
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