Arunachal: Slain MLA ‘retains’ seat in Khonsa West

Arunachal: Slain MLA ‘retains’ seat in Khonsa West

Late Tirong Aboh (file photo), who was killed along with 10 others during an ambush on May 21. Aboh, who was the sitting MLA from Khonsa West A/C in Arunachal Pradesh, ‘retained’ the seat when the results for the 60-member Assembly election were declared on May 23. (Photo courtesy: Facebook)

DIMAPUR, MAY 23 (MExN): As results for the Assembly Elections for Arunachal Pradesh were declared on May 23 evening, the outcome for the Khonsa West A/C was a tragic irony with sitting MLA late Tirong Aboh ‘retaining’ his seat with most votes.

National People’s Party candidate Aboh, who was killed in an ambush along with his son and nine others on May 21, secured 5366 votes and winning margin of 1055 votes over his opponent, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Phawang Lowang, who got 4311 votes.

The BJP headed for a victory in the state winning more than half the seats in the legislative assembly. Polls for the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly were held on April 11 this year.

This article appeared in the print edition of The Morung Express on May 24 under the headline, ‘Slain MLA ‘retains’ seat in Khonsa West’