BJP to field candidate in 16 May bypoll for election seat


The BJP in Arunachal Pradesh has decided to field its candidate in the 16 May bye-election for Kanubari Assembly constituency.
BJP general secretary Dominic Tadar in a press release on Wednesday said the party is fully prepared to work for the victory of the candidate.
He, however, did not name the candidate.
The Kanubari seat fell vacant after its MLA Gabriel Denang Wangsu resigned.
The BJP is extending outside support to the Kalikho Pul-led PPA government in the state which was installed on 19 February last after months of political turmoil.
The PPA is yet to finalise the candidate.
Opposition Congress is yet to finalise its candidate for the by-poll.
The last date for filing nominations is April 29 while scrutiny of papers would be made on 30 April and withdrawal of papers would be on 2 May.
Counting of votes would take place on 19 May along with five other states where Assembly elections are going on.
Meanwhile, the BJP has identified seven areas in Itanagar as most disaster-prone and suggested the Capital Complex administration to declare those areas as ‘disaster-prone area’.
The areas which the party identified as disaster-prone include, shopping and residential complexes along C-Sector, ‘0’ point and Mithun Gate, Akash Deep and Vivek Vihar streams, banks of Yopo Nallah and River Senki as well as Chandranagar area.
Claiming that Itanagar is no more a safe place to live due to danger posed by illegal and unauthorised construction of high-rise buildings, forceful diversion of natural streams and rivulet, landslides due to illegal earth cutting, the party appealed to the Deputy Commissioner to prevail upon those wrong doers.

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