BJP’s CEC declared its list for the upcoming assembly elections in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh Credit: Respresentational Image

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.

BJP has named a total of 18 candidates for the two NE states going to assembly polls, in its list declared on Thursday

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.



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