2024 Lok Sabha Elections: Arunachal Pradesh

Here’s all you need to know about 2024 General Elections for the state of Arunachal Pradesh

| Updated: 30 March, 2024 1:21 pm IST
2024 Lok Sabha Elections: Arunachal pradesh

As India gears up for the 2024 general election, the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh stands poised to play a crucial role. This electoral event will determine the fate of two members representing the state in the 18th Lok Sabha. Notably, the Legislative Assembly elections will also be conducted concurrently with the general election, further intensifying the political fervour in the region.

Number of Constituencies:- 2

Names of Constituencies:-
1. Arunachal West
2. Arunachal East

Polling Schedule and Constituencies:-
The polling will unfold in a single phase
1st Phase: April 19, 2024
Constituencies:  All

Number of Voters:-
The total number of voters has not been revealed yet however in the 2019 elections, over 6,52,091 people voted. 64047 people voted in the Arunachal West constituency while 295719 people voted in Arunachal East.

Contesting Parties:-
BJP
INC
PPA
Janata Dal Secular

Key Issues:-
Border Disputes- The state shares borders with China, Bhutan, and Myanmar leading to occasional tensions and disputes, Tribal rights and identity, Environment conservation, and natural disasters.

2019 Lok Sabha Results:-
Tapir Gao of the BJP won the Arunachal East constituency in the Lok Sabha elections 2019, securing 153883 votes while 83935 votes were polled in favour of Lowangcha Wanglat of the INC. Tapir Gao won with a massive margin of 69948. From Arunanchal West, Kiren Rajiju won by a margin of 1,74,843. BJP registered a historic mandate in the last elections, winning 282 seats – an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha.

MPs that won from BJP include:-
Kiren Rajiju
Tapir Gao

Key Factors for NDA’s win:-
1. The BJP’s focus on development initiatives and infrastructure projects resonated with voters
2. Effective leadership by Rajiju and Gao
3. Strategic alliances with local parties or influential leaders
4. Factors such as the popularity of the BJP at the national level

Electors: 7,94,362
Votes Polled: 6,52,091
Turnout: 82.11%

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