Another BJP candidate is set to be elected unopposed in Arunachal Pradesh after the nomination of his lone rival from Yachuli Assembly constituency was found invalid during scrutiny, election officials said on Wednesday.
BJP nominee Taba Tedir is likely to be elected unopposed after the nomination papers of Toko Yaram of the Janata Dal(United) was rejected by the election authorities, Additional Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Kanki Darang said.
Two BJP candidates — Tedir and Kento Jini — are already set to be elected unopposed from the Aalo East constituency in West Siang district. However, they would be officially declared winners only after March 28, the last date of withdrawal of candidature.
Meanwhile, seven independent candidates withdrew their nominations on Wednesday, sources at the CEO here said.
With this, a total of 198 candidates remained in the fray for the Assembly poll, while 12 remain for the two Lok Sabha seats.