Saffron party announces 6 names for Arunachal Pradesh in second list; 12 for Sikkim in its first list for the Himalayan state
Guwahati: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday declared its list for the upcoming assembly elections in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, featuring a total of 18 candidates from both the states.
In the second list for Arunachal Pradesh, the BJP announced six more candidates, taking the total to 60, for the 60-seat state assembly. Meanwhile, it was the first list for Sikkim, which saw the names of 12 candidates.
The Central Election Committee (CEC) of BJP announced the list after a high-power meeting with PM Narendra Modi, party chief Amit Shah, finance minister Arun Jaitley and all other members of the committee.
BJP Arunachal recently faced a major blow as 18 leaders; including two senior BJP ministers quit the party to join National People’s Party (NPP) earlier in March.
The 60-seat Arunachal Pradesh assembly and 32-seat Sikkim assembly will be facing assembly polls simultaneously along with the Lok Sabha elections on April 11.