Postcard Spreads Fake News About BJP Winning LS Seat In Arunachal Pradesh

There is no parliamentary constituency named 'Alo East' in Arunachal Pradesh as claimed by Postcard

postcard news article on BJP winning

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.

Postcard article
Postcard article

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.

Screenshot from Postcard article.
Screenshot from Postcard article.

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A Facebook page named Postcard fans also shared the same article.

Facebook post
Facebook post

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'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)

Lok Sabha seats - 1) Arunachal East, 2) Arunachal West
Lok Sabha seats - 1) Arunachal West, 2) Arunachal East

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 that, "There is a Along East assembly seat which falls under Arunachal West Lok Sabha seat and not a parliamentry seat on its own . "

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.

Swetika Sachan, DEO of West Siang district under which Along East assembly falls had told Economic Times, "One candidate Kento Jini's nomination has been found valid. However any declaration will be made after March 28. The last date of withdrawal of nomination is March 28."

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.

Arunachal Pradesh Assembly seat. In yellow the mentioned seats.

Arunachal Pradesh Assembly seat. In yellow the mentioned seats.

BOOM had previously fact checked Postcard. (here, here and here)

Updated On: 2020-07-25T18:21:11+05:30
Claim :   Postcard News Claims BJP Wins Alo East Lok Sabha Seat In Arunachal Pradesh
Claimed By :  Postcard
Fact Check :  False
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