Arunachal Pradesh Floor Test: Pema Khandu likely to be state’s new CM

Itanagar: On Saturday, ahead of floor test by Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, security has been tightened at the state’s Legislative Assembly at Naharlagun.

Reports are that the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) has come up with the decision to choose Pema Khandu as its leader and drop Nabam Tuki. As of now, Pema was unanimously elected as new CLP leader and Tuki resigned as the Party’s leader.

If Congress wins the floor test, Khandu will be the next CM of the state.

Congress MLA, Kameng Dolo said, “You all know that the CLP is in agreement and Pema Khandu will be sworn in as the chief minister.”

On Friday, Tuki met the Governor Tathagata Roy and then sought time of 10 days to prove his majority in the house; however Raj Bhavan in its statement said that the floor test will be held on Saturday as per scheduled.

Yesterday, the Congress MLA and rebel Congress lawmakers attended the Congress Legislature Party meeting in the state capital. As per reports, Tuki supposedly did not have numbers to prove his majority in the Assembly as the CM Kalikho Pul who has been removed from his post has BJP backing and support of 43 MLAs including 11 BJP and two independent members in the 60-member assembly.

Congress Government fell in the month of January.