A story published by fake news website Postcard has gone viral where it claims that the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) won uncontested from the ‘Alo East Parliamentary’ constituency in Arunachal Pradesh.
The website claimed that the BJP had, “won its first seat for Lok Sabha Elections 2019” in the article which had around three thousand shares as of writing this piece.
A Facebook page named Postcard fans also shared the same article.
‘Alo East Parliamentary Constituency’?
There is no parliamentary constituency named ‘Alo East’ in Arunachal Pradesh as claimed by Postcard, according to this list of parliamentary constituencies put up on the Election Commission Office (ECO) of Arunachal Pradesh website. (Click here to view)
Arunachal Pradesh has two seats allocated in the Lok Sabha – Arunachal East and Arunachal West. Along East assembly seat falls under Arunachal West Parliamentary constituency which has 33 assembly segments under it.
BOOM spoke to Tongam Rima, Editor of Arunachal Times, who confirmed that there is no Lok Sabha seat in the state named ‘Alo East’ and said
BJP Claims Victory On Two Arunachal Assembly Seats
The BJP on Tuesday had claimed victory in two ‘uncontested’ assembly seats – Along East and Yachuli.
Ram Madhav had taken to twitter claiming victory for BJP candidates on these two seats.
Arunachal Pradesh has 60 assembly constituencies (link), which are set to go to the polls on April 11, 2019, along with the Lok Sabha election.