Itanagar, Jun 30 (PTI) The by-election to Pakke-Kessang Assembly constituency in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, will be held on July 29. Also Read - Meet Major Ralengnao Bob Khathing, The Man Who Got Tawang To India
The date for issue of notification is July 5 and last date of filing nominations is July 12. While scrutiny of nominations is scheduled on July 13. July 15 will be the last date for withdrawal of candidature. Counting of votes will take place on August 3, According to the Election Commission today. Also Read - Anti-China Protests in Arunachal Pradesh, Xi Jinping's Effigy Burnt
The seat fell vacant after the Gauhati High Court declared null and void the election of former deputy chief minister Kameng Dolo from the said constituency in March 15, 2014 polls following an election petition filed against him by BJP nominee and former minister Atum Welly. Also Read - Arunachal Pradesh: BJP Wins Pasighat Civic Body Polls, JD(U) Bags 9 Seats in Itanagar Municipal Corporation
Welly had alleged that a fraudulent move threw him out of the election, as the EC had accepted a forged letter of withdrawal of his candidature that led to election of his lone opponent.
Dolo had won the election unopposed in 2014. Welly, in his election petition, said that withdrawal of his candidature was illegal as his signature was forged.
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