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Saffron surge in Arunachal Pradesh; BJP's Kiren Rijiju, Tapir Gao lead

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju is leading in Arunachal West while Gao is leading in Arunachal East seat

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

Kiren Rijiju, MoS for Home Affairs
Kiren Rijiju

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is currently taking the lead in the two Lok Sabha constituencies of Arunachal Pradesh, as per the initial trends of the Election Commission.

Union Minister of State for Home is leading by 30548 votes in Arunachal West against his nearest rival Nabam Tuki of the Congress.

He had won the seat in 2014, defeating Takam Sanjoy of the Congress by a margin of 41738 votes.

A total of 99 NOTA votes have been recorded in the constituency so far, according to an official.

In the Arunachal East seat, Tapir Gao of the is leading by 13477 votes against his nearest rival Lowangcha Wanglat of the Congress.

The constituency has recorded 367 NOTA votes so far.

In the last parliamentary elections, Congress candidate Ninong Ering had won the Arunchal East seat by a margin of 12478 votes.

First Published: Thu, May 23 2019. 11:16 IST