ITANAGAR, April 28 - The BJP in Arunachal Pradesh has decided to field its candidate in the May 16 bye-election for Kanubari Assembly
BJP general secretary Dominic Tadar in a press release on Wednesday said the party is fully prepared to work for the victory of the candidate. He, however, did not name the candidate.
The Kanubari seat fell vacant after its MLA Gabriel Denang Wangsu resigned.
The BJP is extending outside support to the Kalikho Pul-led PPA Government in the State which was installed on February 19 last after months of political turmoil.
The PPA is yet to finalise its candidate. Opposition Congress is also yet to finalise its candidate for the by-poll.
The last date for filing nominations is April 29 while scrutiny of papers would be made on April 30 and withdrawal of papers would be on May 2.
Counting of votes would take place on May 19 along with five other States where Assembly elections are going on.
Meanwhile, the BJP has identified seven areas in Itanagar as most disaster-prone and suggested the Capital Complex administration to declare those areas as �disaster-prone area�.
Claiming that Itanagar is no more a safe place to live in due to danger posed by illegal and unauthorised construction of high-rise buildings, forceful diversion of natural streams and rivulet, landslides due to illegal earth cutting, the party appealed to the Deputy Commissioner to prevail upon those wrong
doers. � PTI