1980 Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

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The second elections to the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly were held on January 3, 1980.[1][2] The election was held simultaneously to the 1980 Lok Sabha election.[2] Thirty seats were up for election. A total of 95 candidates contested; 28 from the Indian National Congress (Indira), 28 from the People's Party of Arunachal, 11 from the Indian National Congress (Urs) and 28 independents.[1] The PPA candidate in the Niausa Kanubari constituency, Wanglhu Wangshu, was elected unopposed.[1]

INC(I) won 13 seats (with 72,734 votes, 42.58%). The PPA also won 13 seats, with 70,006 votes (40.98%). The remaining four seats went to independents. In total independent candidates mustered 19,716 votes (11.54%). INC(U) failed to win any seats. The party obtained 8,361 votes (4.89%).[1] For the first time a woman, Nyari Welly, was elected to the Assembly.[3] After the election there were massive defections to the INC(I).[4] Gegong Apang was elected Chief Minister after the election.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Election Commission of India. STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 1980 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH
  2. ^ a b Arunachal Pradesh District Gazetteers: Tirap District. Government of Arunachal Pradesh, 1981. pp. 321-322
  3. ^ Karna, M. N. Social Movements in North-East India. New Delhi: Indus Pub. Co, 1998. p. 64
  4. ^ Karlo, Rejir. Emerging Pattern of Tribal Leadership in Arunachal Pradesh. New Delhi: Commonwealth Publ, 2005. p. 34
  5. ^ Rana, Mahendra Singh. India Votes: Lok Sabha & Vidhan Sabha Elections 2001-2005. New Delhi: Sarup & Sons, 2006. p. 158