Pema Khandu sworn-in as new Arunachal Pradesh CM

Itanagar: On Sunday, Congress lawmaker, Pema Khandu took oath as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh in Itanagar. Pema, who is the son of former CM Dojee Khanju, was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of the state after Nabam Tuki resigned from his post.

On Saturday, the Governor Tathagata Roy accepted the resignation rendered to him by Tuki. Before this, Tuki resigned as the leader of the Congress Legislature Party thus making way for Khandu to be chosen as the party’s leader.

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Pema’s name as the party’s leader was proposed by all 44 legislators, which includes 15 Congress and 29 dissident Congress legislators who had joined the People’s Party of Arunachal Pradesh (PPA) in January.

Talking of the crisis which comes to an end after almost after 7 months, former state’s CM Kaliko Pul said, “It’s a big victory for the Congress in Arunachal Pradesh. The recent crisis was started by the BJP. However, all their evil designs have failed as the Congress has been able to put its house in order. I hope it will be big lesson for the BJP.”

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Khandu was inducted in the Tuki ministry after his father’s death in 2011. Following which he was handed over the Tourism and Water Resource Development department. However, he resigned from the post in 2014.