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LS polls: Ex-Arunachal CM Tuki to take on Rijiju

IANS  |  Itanagar 

The in has decided to field former against BJP and Union of State for Home in Arunachal West seat in the Lok Sabha elections.

Tuki's name features in the list of 27 candidates released by the on Saturday night. Besides, former has been fielded from Arunachal East constituency.

Rijiju represents the Arunachal West Lok Sabha seat while senior represents the Arunachal East constituency.

While Tuki was the of between 2011 to 2016, Wanglet had in the past served the state as Home, Finance and Civil Supplies Minister.

Wanglet, who hails from the royal family known as the Lowang's of Namsang-Borduria, is the of Peoples' Party of Arunachal, a regional political party.

He was elected four times to the

Tuki, a seasoned politician, replaced Jarbom Gamlin as the of Arunachal Pradesh on November 1, 2011 and continued till January 2016.

However, after a political crisis in 2016, the President's Rule was imposed ending his tenure as the Chief Minister.



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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 06:50 IST