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BJP announces 2nd list for Arunachal assembly polls

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The list of 17 candidates was cleared by BJP Central Election Committee, chaired by party's national president Rajnath Singh. (PTI) The list of 17 candidates was cleared by BJP Central Election Committee, chaired by party's national president Rajnath Singh. (PTI)

BJP has announced its second list of candidates, including that for the prestigious Itanagar constituency, for the April 9 assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh.

The list of 17 candidates was cleared by BJP Central Election Committee, chaired by party’s national president Rajnath Singh at New Delhi on Wednesday, Party spokesman Techi Necha said here on Thursday.

Former Congress minister Atum Welly has been named as the candidate for Pakke-Kessang constituency in East Kameng district, while youth leader Tame Phassang for the Itanagar seat.

Nabam Tade will contest from Sagalee, the constituency of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, while former ministers Roding Pertin, T L Rajkumar and Thajam Aboh have been nominated as party candidates for Dambuk, Khonsa East and Khonsa West, respectively.

Other candidates include, Lhakpa Tsering (Dirang), Dorjee  Khandu Thungon (Kalaktang), Tai Chiji (Nyapin), Lompak Paksok (Dumporijo), Dr Nyada Mara (Likabali), Tumke Bagra (Along West), Yumto Jini (Along East), Kento Rina (Nari-Koyu), Malo
Linggi (Roing), Chow Arina Manpoong (Namsai) and Sira Ong Singpho (Bordumsa).

The party had earlier declared 36 candidates in its first list on March 16 last.

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