Itanagar, Oct 22: As predicted, Congress bagged a massive majority of 42 seats in the 60-member legislative assembly in the 2009 Arunachal Pradesh assembly polls.
Out of the left over 18 seats, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 3, and People's Party of Arunachal won 4.
Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) which are allies of the Congress at the Centre contested against it in the state. While Trinamool claimed 6 seats, NCP won 5.
With this, Congress has thrashed out its major opponent BJP and consolidated its position in the northeastern part of the country.
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Congress has overtaken other parties to stake its claim in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh with over 40 wins.
5: 07 PM
As expected Congress is taking a sweeping lead in the the Arunachal Pradesh assembly polls counting with over 16 wins and 15 leads, while the other parties are barely catching up.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has managed to secure one lead.
The allies of Congress at the centre, Trinamool Congress and NCP are also lagging behind in the counting which began at 8 am on Oct 22.
Like BJP, has claimed one win and has secured a lead. Others in the fray have similarly secured one win and one lead.