Indian general election, 2004 (Arunachal Pradesh)

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Indian general election in Arunachal Pradesh, 2004

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2 seats
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Party UPA NDA

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The Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh represents two Lok Sabha constituencies.[1] Following the 25 July 2003 Congress split, Gegong Apang formed the state government with the help of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).[2] Congress had an alliance with its splinter group Arunachal Congress.[3] Congress candidate and former Arunachal Congress leader Wangcha Rajkumar contested Arunchal East and AC candidate Kamen Ringu contested Arunachal West. Nationalist Trinamool Congress had a candidate in Arunachal West, competing against BJP. BJP won both seats with comfortable margins.[4]

Ahead of the 2004 Lok Sabha elections Arunachal Congress talked about calling for a boycott as a protest against that Chakma and Hajong refugees had been given the right to vote in the state. In the end the party did however decide to contest.[5]

Party Votes % Change Seats Change
Bharatiya Janata Party 207,286 53.85 +37.55 2 +2
Indian National Congress 38,341 9.96 −46.96 0 −2
Arunachal Congress 76,527 19.88 +3.26 0
Nationalist Trinamool Congress (*) 6,241 1.62 −6.15 0
Samajwadi Party 4,901 1.27 0
Samata Party 4,896 1.27 0
Independents 46,736 12.14 0
Total 384,928 2

(*)= 1999 numbers are those of the Nationalist Congress Party.

Results by constituency[edit]

General Election, 2004: Arunachal West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Khiren Rijiju 123,951 55.95
Arunachal Congress Kamen Ringu 76,527 34.54
Trinamool Congress Tadar Taniang 6,241 2.82
SP Kardu Taipodia 4,901 2.21
Independent Jodik Tali 3,133 1.41
Independent Tujo Bagra 1,905 0.86
Majority 47,424
Turnout 221,554 56.19
BJP gain from INC Swing
General Election, 2004: Arunachal East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Tapir Gao 83,335 51.01
INC Wangcha Rajkumar 38,341 23.47
Independent Tony Pertin 17,009 10.41
Independent Matwang Chimyang 16,476 10.08
Independent Ogong Tamuk 5,251 3.21
Independent Onom Taknyo 2,962 1.81
Majority 44,994
Turnout 163,374 56.56
BJP gain from INC Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election Commission of India (2004). "Parliamentary Elections, 2004 – Arunachal Pradesh" (JPEG). Election Commission of India. 
  2. ^ "Apang sworn in as Arunachal CM". Asian Tribune. 3 August 2003.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ "Arunachal Congress". Mid Day. 10 March 2009.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  4. ^ "STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTIONS, 2004 TO THE 14th LOK SABHA" (PDF). ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA. 2004.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  5. ^ "Arunachal Congress". Mid Day. 10 March 2009.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)