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Arunachal: Cong gets down to govt formation

October 11, 2004 13:59 IST
Last Updated: October 11, 2004 14:01 IST

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Gegong Apang is all set to be elected leader of the Congress Legislature Party in the state, party sources in New Delhi said on Monday.

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"Though five more results are yet to come, the Congress has already secured a majority and Gegong Apang is likely to be the chief minister," a senior party official said.

The CLP will meet in Itanagar to elect its leader.

Apang has won from Tuting-Yingkiong constituency, defeating his Bharatiya Janata Party rival Ojing Komboh by 4632

Buoyed by the Arunachal results, the Congress said it is part of a "continuing" string of victories under the leaderdship of Sonia Gandhi.

The results have underscored the fact that Congress is the only all-India party with a significant presence in every
part of the country, a Congress spokesman said.                               

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