REMI, Mar 22: Around 300 leading citizens from different villages under the Pasighat West assembly constituency in East Siang district on Thursday assembled at Remi village and decided to elect “an efficient leader with a clear vision on developmental issues” as their MLA.
The meeting, which was chaired by public leader Tapun Mesar, thoroughly scanned the work experience, performance and personalities of the aspiring candidates for the Pasighat West seat, after which a decision was taken to support an able leader, irrespective of his or her party affiliation.
“We need a senior and experienced MLA who can take up our pending developmental issues with the state government and the central government,” the leaders said during the meeting.
Meanwhile, with the Lok Sabha and assembly elections’ date approaching fast, the political parties have intensified their campaigns in the district.
Pasighat West, Pasighat East, Mebo and Nari Koyu are the four assembly segments in East Siang.
The election to the Nari-Koyu seat in Lower Siang district is conducted by the East Siang administration.
As per the election department’s records, the total number of voters in East Siang is 51,929, out of which more than 50 percent of the electors are females (26,601). The figure might fluctuate when the final electoral roll is published on 25 March.
Former minister and Congress man Bosiram Siram will lock horns with BJP candidate Kaling Moyong for the Pasighat East seat. Both Siram and Moyong have already filed their nomination papers.