Profile of the 7th Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly

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Profile of the 7th Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly

The results of the elections to the 7th Arunachal Pradesh Assembly were declared on May 25, 2019.  In this context, we analyse data on the profile of the incoming Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and compare it with the outgoing Assembly.

In the incoming assembly, Bharatiya Janata Party retains the highest representation

  • The BJP has the highest representation at 68%, followed by the Janata Dal (United) at 11% and the National People’s Party (NPP) at 8%. 
     
  • Both, the JD (U) and NPP have contested for the first time and have won seven and five seats, respectively.

The incoming assembly is marginally older; gender composition remains the same

  • Average age of the incoming assembly has increased marginally by a year to 49 years.
     
  • The number of young MLAs (25-40 years) has reduced by half in the incoming assembly, while the number of older MLAs (56 years and above) has nearly remained the same.

Incoming assembly has more number of MLAs with post-graduate degrees

  • 53% MLAs in the new Assembly have graduate degrees.  5% of the incoming MLAs have a post-graduate or higher degree.

Sources: Election Commission of India (results.eci.gov.in); Candidate Affidavits uploaded on ECI.

 

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