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Cong MLA joins BJP in Arunachal

 ITANAGAR, March 11 - A Congress MLA in Arunachal Pradesh defected to the BJP on Monday, a day after the Election Commission announced simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the State on April 11.

Markio Tado represented Tali constituency in Kra Daadi district of the BJP-ruled State.

Tado said he submitted his resignation letter to State Congress president Takam Sanjoy and joined the BJP. “The Congress has no vision for the future of the State. So I joined the BJP in the larger interest of the State and the people of my constituency,” he told a press conference.

Tado had won from Tali as a Peoples’ Party of Arunachal candidate in the 2009 Assembly elections and as a Congress nominee in the 2014 polls.

With Tado resigning, the Congress in the State is left with four legislators in the house of 60. – PTI

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