2009 Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

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Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2009

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All 60 Assembly Constituencies
Turnout72%[1]
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Dorjee Khandu
Party INC BJP NCP
Alliance United Progressive Alliance NDA United Progressive Alliance
Leader since 2007
Leader's seat Mukto none none
Last election 2004 2004
Seats before 34 9 2
Seats won 42 3 5
Seat change Increase 8 Decrease 6 Increase 3
Popular vote 879,288 89,787 358,098
Percentage 50.38% 5.21% 19.33%
Swing Increase 5.97% Increase 2.58% Increase 15.05%

Arunachal Pradesh locator map.svg
Arunachal Pradesh District Map

CM before election

Dorjee Khandu
INC

CM-elect

Dorjee Khandu
INC

The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election of 2009 took place in October 2009, concurrently with the assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana. The elections were held in the state for all 60 Assembly seats on 2009-10-13. The results were declared on 2009-10-22. Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu's Indian National Congress party came back to power in the state with an increased majority, winning 42 seats in the 60 seat Assembly.

Previous Assembly[edit]

In the 2004 Arunachal Pradesh Assembly election, Congress won 34 of the 60 seats and Congress leader Gegong Apang was elected as the Congress Legislative Party and was sworn in as the Chief Minister.[2] Apang had defected from the Bharatiya Janata Party just a few weeks before the election. The BJP won win 9 seats.

However, in April 2007, 29 Congress legislators formally supported a change of leadership in the state Congress. The dissidents also claimed support from 2 NCP, 1 Arunachal Congress and 11 independent legislators.[3] Apang, Arunachal's longest serving chief minister, was forced to step down on 2007-04-09 when the Congress legislators elected Power Minister Dorjee Khandu as the new Congress Legislative Party leader.[4] Khandu was sworn in as the state's seventh Chief Minister by Nagaland Governor K. Sankaranarayanan on 2007-04-10.[5]

In June of the same year, Khandu's Government received further strengthening when 8 out of the 9 BJP MLAs joined Congress, taking the strength of the party to 41.[6]

Background[edit]

The tenure of the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly was scheduled to expire on 2009-10-24. So the Election Commission of India announced[7] on 2009-08-31 that the election to the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly would be held in October 2009.

Though Nationalist Congress Party and All India Trinamool Congress were Congress' allies at the Centre, in Arunachal Pradesh, they fought the election against Congress. The BJP was also in the fray in Arunachal, having formed their 1st Government in the North-East after Apang and his supporters had joined the BJP in August 2003.[8]

Schedule[edit]

Poll Event Dates
Announcement & Issue of Press Note Monday, 31 Aug 2009
Issue of Notification Friday, 18 Sep 2009
Last Date for filing Nominations Friday, 25 Sep 2009
Scrutiny of Nominations Saturday, 26 Sep 2009
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009
Date of Poll Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009
Counting of Votes on Thursday, 22 Oct 2009
Date of election being completed Sunday, 25 Oct 2009
Constituencies Polling on this day 60
Source: Election Commission of India[7]

Results[edit]

<section begin=Results />

e • d 
Parties and Coalitions Popular vote Seats
Vote % +/- Contested Won +/-
Indian National Congress 2,89,501 50.38 60 42
Nationalist Congress Party 1,11,098 19.33 36 5
All India Trinamool Congress 86,406 15.04 26 5
People's Party of Arunachal 41,780 7.27 11 4
Bharatiya Janata Party 29,929 5.21 18 3
Janata Dal (United) 3,584 0.62 3 0
Independents 12,364 2.15 3 1
Total 5,74,662 100.00 60 100.00 ±0

Source:[9]<section end=Results />

By constituency[edit]

Results
Assembly Constituency Winner Runner Up Margin
# Name Candidate Party Votes Candidate Party Votes
1 Lumla Jambey Tashi Indian National Congress Elected Unopposed
2 Tawang Tsewang Dhondup Indian National Congress Elected Unopposed
3 Mukto Dorjee Khandu Indian National Congress Elected Unopposed
4 Dirang Phurpa Tsering People's Party of Arunachal 6618 Tsering Gyurme Indian National Congress 5085 1533
5 Kalaktang Tenzing Norbu Thongdok Indian National Congress 4189 Rinchin Khandu Khrimey Nationalist Congress Party 2958 1231
6 Thrizino-Buragaon Kumsi Sidisow People's Party of Arunachal 8279 Naresh Glow Indian National Congress 3281 4998
7 Bomdila R T Khunjuju Indian National Congress 4062 Japu Deru Nationalist Congress Party 3670 392
8 Bameng Kumar Waii Indian National Congress 5647 Tagung Neri All India Trinamool Congress 2283 3364
9 Chayangtajo Karya Bagang All India Trinamool Congress 3674 Kameng Dolo Indian National Congress 3332 342
10 Seppa East Tapuk Taku All India Trinamool Congress 4666 Tame Phassang Indian National Congress 4374 292
11 Seppa West Tani Loffa All India Trinamool Congress 2783 Mama Natung Indian National Congress 2472 311
12 Pakke-Kessang Atum Welly Indian National Congress 2885 Techi Hemu Nationalist Congress Party 2818 67
13 Itanagar Techi Kaso Nationalist Congress Party 13443 Kipa Babu Indian National Congress 10057 3386
14 Doimukh Nabam Rebia Indian National Congress 6752 Ngurang Pinch Nationalist Congress Party 6154 598
15 Sagalee Nabam Tuki Indian National Congress 6646 Tad Tana Nationalist Congress Party 2954 3692
16 Yachuli Likha Saaya Indian National Congress 5638 Nikh Kamin All India Trinamool Congress 5596 42
17 Ziro-Hapoli Padi Richo Indian National Congress 9569 Nani Ribia All India Trinamool Congress 6697 2872
18 Palin Takam Tagar People's Party of Arunachal 6015 Balo Raja Indian National Congress 5326 689
19 Nyapin Bamang Felix Nationalist Congress Party 4865 Tatar Kipa Indian National Congress 4126 739
20 Tali Markio Tado People's Party of Arunachal 5261 Takam Sorang Indian National Congress 2548 2713
21 Koloriang Lokam Tassar Indian National Congress 5095 Kahfa Bengia Nationalist Congress Party 3996 1099
22 Nacho Tanga Byaling Indian National Congress 4878 Ajit Nacho Bharatiya Janata Party 1052 3826
23 Taliha Punji Mara Indian National Congress 3570 Nyato Rigia All India Trinamool Congress 3164 406
24 Daporijo Tapen Siga Bharatiya Janata Party 5009 Yari Dulom Indian National Congress 3806 1203
25 Raga Nido Pavitra Indian National Congress 5460 Aath Tacho Kabak Nationalist Congress Party 4274 1186
26 Dumporijo Takar Marde Indian National Congress 7493 Paknga Bage Independent 1735 5758
27 Liromoba Jarbom Gamlin Indian National Congress 6640 Bai Gadi Bharatiya Janata Party 2748 3892
28 Likabali Jomde Kena Indian National Congress 3420 Yai Mara All India Trinamool Congress 2527 893
29 Basar Gojen Gadi Indian National Congress 8438 Dakter Basar All India Trinamool Congress 5317 3121
30 Along West Gadam Ete Indian National Congress 5113 Duter Padu All India Trinamool Congress 5082 31
31 Along East Jarkar Gamlin Indian National Congress 5175 Yomto Jini All India Trinamool Congress 4576 599
32 Rumgong Tamiyo Taga Bharatiya Janata Party 3658 Karma Jerang Janata Dal (United) 2915 743
33 Mechuka Pasang Dorjee Sona Indian National Congress 3973 Tsering Naksang Nationalist Congress Party 2423 1550
34 Tuting-Yingkiong Alo Libang Nationalist Congress Party 4827 Gegong Apang Indian National Congress 3457 1370
35 Pangin Tapang Taloh Indian National Congress 6826 Kaling Jerang Nationalist Congress Party 4045 2781
36 Nari-Koyu Tako Dabi Indian National Congress 3398 Kenyir Ringu Nationalist Congress Party 2656 742
37 Pasighat West Tangor Tapak Bharatiya Janata Party 5529 Omak Apang Indian National Congress 4868 661
38 Pasighat East Bosiram Siram Indian National Congress 8908 Kaling Moyong Nationalist Congress Party 5683 3225
39 Mebo Ralom Borang Nationalist Congress Party 5142 Lombo Tayeng Indian National Congress 4555 587
40 Mariyang-Geku J K Panggeng Indian National Congress 4165 Raising Perme Nationalist Congress Party 2885 1280
41 Anini Rajesh Tacho Indian National Congress 1730 Eri Tayu Nationalist Congress Party 1649 81
42 Dambuk Jomin Tayeng Nationalist Congress Party 4967 Roding Pertin Indian National Congress 4837 130
43 Roing Laeta Umbrey All India Trinamool Congress 5170 Pomoya Mithi Indian National Congress 4337 833
44 Tezu Karikho Kri Indian National Congress 8397 Nakul Chai All India Trinamool Congress 4552 3845
45 Hayuliang Kalikho Pul Indian National Congress 7788 Baritlum Ama All India Trinamool Congress 998 6790
46 Chowkham Chow Tewa Mein Indian National Congress 6279 Chow Chinakong Namchoom Nationalist Congress Party 4023 2256
47 Namsai Nang Sati Mein Independent 10447 Chow Pingthika Namchoom All India Trinamool Congress 4778 5699
48 Lekang Chowna Mein Indian National Congress 6896 James Techi Tara Nationalist Congress Party 3950 2946
49 Bordumsa-Diyun C C Singpho Indian National Congress 6193 Khumral Lungphi Nationalist Congress Party 5238 955
50 Miao Kamlung Mossang Indian National Congress 9151 Samchom Ngemu Nationalist Congress Party 6180 2971
51 Nampong Setong Sena Indian National Congress 5432 Tosham Mossang Independent 1582 3850
52 Changlang South Phosum Khimhun Indian National Congress 2904 Tengam Ngemu All India Trinamool Congress 950 1954
53 Changlang North Thinghaap Taiju Indian National Congress 4088 Wangnia Pongte All India Trinamool Congress 2834 1254
54 Namsang Wangki Lowang Indian National Congress 4968 Wanglong Rajkumar Nationalist Congress Party 2275 2693
55 Khonsa East Kamthok Lowang All India Trinamool Congress 3475 T.L. Rajkumar Indian National Congress 3020 455
56 Khonsa West Yumsem Matey Indian National Congress 4030 Thajam Aboh All India Trinamool Congress 3562 468
57 Borduria-Bagapani Wanglin Lowangdong Indian National Congress 4034 Tonhang Tongluk Nationalist Congress Party 1908 2126
58 Kanubari Newlai Tingkhatra Indian National Congress 4859 Gabriel Denwang Wangsu People's Party of Arunachal 4189 670
59 Longding-Pumao Thangwang Wangham Indian National Congress 4763 Tanpho Wangnaw People's Party of Arunachal 4178 585
60 Pongchau-Wakka Honchun Ngandam Indian National Congress 7531 Anok Wangsa People's Party of Arunachal 2976 4555

Government Formation[edit]

The Congress party won 42 of the 60 seats in the Assembly, including 3 uncontested seats - Dorjee Khandu from Mukto, Tsewang Dhondup from Tawang and Jambey Tashi from Lumla. Seasoned Congressman, seven times MLA and former chief minister, Gegong Apang, and his son Omak Apang both lost the elections. While Gegong lost to Nationalist Congress Party, his son was defeated by Bharatiya Janata Party candidate.[10] Without the competition from Gegong, Dorjee Khandu was smoothly elected as the Congress Legislative Party leader on 2009-10-24.[11]

Khandu was sworn in for his 2nd term as the Chief Minister by Governor J.J. Singh at the Darbar Hall of the Itanagar Raj Bhawan on 2009-10-25.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "72 pc voter turnout in Arunachal Pradesh". CNN-IBN. 13 October 2009. Archived from the original on 1 November 2009. Retrieved 30 October 2009.
  2. "Apang is Arunachal Pradesh chief minister". Rediff.com. 13 October 2004. Retrieved 30 October 2009.
  3. "Arunachal CM, PCC chief summoned to Delhi". The Hindu. 6 April 2007. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2009.
  4. "Dorjee Khandu to be new Arunachal CM". The Hindu. 9 April 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2009.
  5. "Apang out, Khandu is new Arunachal Chief Minister". The Indian Express. 10 April 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2009.
  6. "Arunachal: All BJP MLAs except one join Congress". Rediff.com. 4 June 2007. Retrieved 2 November 2009.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Schedule for General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra and Haryana" (PDF). Election Commission of India. 31 August 2009. Retrieved 30 October 2009. [dead link]
  8. Kaushal, Pradeep (25 August 2009). "Apang, his MLAs to join BJP". Indian Express. Retrieved 30 October 2009.
  9. "Statistical Report on General Election, 2009 : To the Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  10. Singh, Bikash (22 October 2009). "AP assembly elections: Congress romps back to power". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2 November 2009.
  11. "Dorjee Khandu elected CLP leader in Arunachal". Press Trust of India. 24 October 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009.[permanent dead link]
  12. "Khandu sworn in as CM for second term". The Times of India. 25 October 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009 – via timesofindia.com.