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Political Background

Arunachal Pradesh was made a full-fledged state in 1987 with a state legislative assembly of 60 members, before being a Union Territory for few years it had its separate Legislative Assembly. Arunachal Pradesh is most prominent state in Indian politics and has had a peaceful political history. Most of its population is tribal people and have supported sound political system of the state. Since formation, this state has seen 4 assembly elections so far. Congress has made a majority government in the state after the victory in 2009 elections. The state has never seen a turbulent past in political past.

The main political parties of Arunachal Pradesh are:

Congress, Bharatiya Janta Party, Nationalist Congress Party, Trinamool Congress

The Legislature

The state has a unicameral lawmaking body with one house only.

State Legislative Assembly

The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly or the Vidhan Sabha of Arunachal Pradesh comprises of 60 elected members from the constituencies. The Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh ensures peaceful implementation of law and order in the state and assists central government to run the state.

Arunachal Pradesh Lok Sabha Election 2014 – An Overview

Arunachal Pradesh represents two seats in Lok Sabha, each was won by Indian National Congress and Bharatiya Janta Party respectively. The state of Arunachal Pradesh holds an important place and works simultaneously with the central government to run the state. So it becomes eminently necessary for the parties to win both the seats. Mr. Prem Khandu from Indian National Congress became Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. Later Bye-elections were held in the state.

Upcoming Elections

India is a democratic country and elections are an ongoing matter at some places always. Winning in the state of Arunachal Pradesh would be necessary for the ruling party to come to a firm position to gain central position. At the same time, Congress campaigning in opposition to take over the command again. In absence of any regional party, two major parties in the country would have a direct political contest. The political environment is always full of speculations and tables can be turned anytime. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

Quick facts for Arunachal Pradesh Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies2
Assembly Constituencies 60
Chief MinisterPema Khandu
GovernorBrigadier BD Mishra (Retd)
Ruling PartyIndian National Congress
Leader of the OppositionY. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
High Court of JudicatureGauhati
Chief Electoral OfficerChandra Bhushan Kumar
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