Election Commission recognizes Nitish Kumar’s JD-U as state party in Arunachal Pradesh

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The Election Commission of India on Friday granted recognization to Janata Dal (United) as a state party in Arunachal Pradesh. The Electoral Symbol ‘arrow’ has been allotted to JD-U as a reserved symbol to party in the state.

Janata Dal (United) contested the Arunachal Pradesh State Polls and bagged 7 Assembly seats in the 60-member assembly state. The Bihar ruling party secured around 10% vote share in the recently concluded state polls in Arunachal Pradesh.

The ruling BJP with over 50% of vote share bagged 41 assembly seats in the 60-member state. The Congress with just 16% vote share won four seats while National People’s Party (NPP) five seats.

Assembly Polls in the state were held on 57 seats as three BJP MLAs – Phurpa Tsering from Dirang Assembly seat, Taba Tedir from Yachuli and Kento Jini from Along East – were elected unopposed.

READ: Pema Khandu takes oath as Arunachal CM for second-term; inducts 11 ministers in Cabinet

Janata Dal (United) is headed by the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is running a coalition government with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar.

Janata Dal (United) contested the national polls in an alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party. It has bagged 16 out of 17 contested Seat in Bihar that has a total of 40 Lok Sabha Seats. Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP was also an alliance partner of BJP and JD-U in Bihar that sends 40 Parliamentarians.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Alliance in Bihar swept polls by bagging 39 Seats out of the 40 Lok Sabha Seats.

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