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BJP legislators take oath as members of Arunachal assembly

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

Newly-elected MLAs today took oath as members of the Legislative Assembly.

T N Thongdok administered the oath to B R Waghe, who won the by-poll from Pakke-Kessang constituency and Kardo Nyigyor from the Likabali seat, counting for which was held on December 24.

Over 68.5 per cent electors cast their votes in the by-poll, with Pakke-Kessang recording 86 per cent turnout and Likabali 51 per cent in the December 21 by-elections.

Waghe of the won the Pakke-Kessang seat by a narrow margin of 475 votes, defeating his lone rival and former deputy chief minister, of the

In the Likabali seat, Nyigyor won by a slender margin of 305 votes, defeating his nearest rival, of the (PPA).

The now has 48 MLAs in the 60-member House along with nine PPA legislators, one and two Independents.

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First Published: Tue, December 26 2017. 19:05 IST