Pema Khandu takes oath as Arunachal CM for 3rd straight term

Itanagar: Pema Khandu, who was re-elected as the BJP Legislature Party leader on Wednesday, took oath as Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister for the third straight term on Thursday.

Governor Lt-Gen (Retd), KT Parnaik administered the oath of office and secrecy to the Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and 10 other Cabinet Ministers at the Dorjee Khandu Convention Centre in Itanagar.

The other ministers who took oath on Thursday include Biyuram Wahge, Nyato Dukam, Gabriel Denwang Wangsu, Wangki Lowang, Pasang Dorjee Sona, Mama Natung, Dasanglu Pul, Balo Raja, Kento Jini and Ojing Tasing.

Biyuram Wahge is the state BJP President while Dasanglu Pul is the lone woman minister in the 12-member Council of Ministers headed by Chief Minister Khandu.

BJP President and Union Health Minister, JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP National General Secretary (Organisation) BL Santosh, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, his Sikkim counterpart Prem Singh Tamang and several other dignitaries attended the oath-taking ceremony.

Former Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, BJP National General Secretary Tarun Chugh, and the party’s Arunachal incharge Ashok Singhal were present at Wednesday’s meeting which re-elected Khandu as the Legislature Party leader.

The results of the Assembly polls, which were held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections on April 19, were announced on June 2, two days before the declaration of results for the General Elections.

The BJP secured 46 seats — five more than its 2019 tally — in the 60-member Arunachal Assembly.

Of these, 10 seats, including that of CM Khandu, were won uncontested before the polls.

The National People’s Party (NPP) headed by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma won 5 seats, followed by the Ajit Pawar-led NCP (3), the People’s Party of Arunachal (2), the Congress (1), while 3 seats were won by Independent nominees.

The NPP, the NCP, and the PPA have already announced their support to the BJP government.

Son of former Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, Monpa community leader Khandu (45) first became the Chief Minister in 2016 after he, along with several MLAs, left the Congress for the PPA before joining the BJP.

The BJP registered its first electoral victory in Arunachal Pradesh in the 2019 Assembly elections.

IANS

 

Congress eyes Greater Hyderabad gains as BRS MLAs defect

Hyderabad: The latest defections by Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLAs have come as a shot in the arm for the ruling Congress party in Telangana as it looks to consolidate...

U’khand bypolls: BJP loses Badrinath seat, party’s state chief says ‘will review poor show’

New Delhi: A month after making a clean sweep in Uttarakhand in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered a major jolt in the hilly state...

Himachal CM ensures win in Assembly bypolls, secures ‘absolute majority’ for Congress

Shimla: In a high-stake bypolls for three Assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Saturday not only ensured a win on two of three seats, including...

Prakash Ambedkar asks PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi to burn copies of Manusmriti

Mumbai: Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) founder Prakash Ambedkar on Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha's Leader of the Opposition Rahul Gandhi to set ablaze copies of the...

Bengal bypoll results: Clean sweep for Trinamool in all four constituencies

Kolkata: Continuing its winning streak, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress clinched victories with huge margins in all four Assembly constituencies that went for bypolls on July 10. With this, the...

In one-sided contest, AAP wins Punjab’s Jalandhar (West) Assembly bypoll

Chandigarh: In a face-saving for the AAP government in Punjab led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, its nominee Mohinder Bhagat on Saturday won the Jalandhar (West) Assembly bypoll by 37,325...

Don’t be nasty to Smriti Irani, LoP Rahul says on X; BJP calls it ‘most disingenuous’

New Delhi: The Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi on Friday used his social media account to appeal in favour of BJP leader and former Union...

Mamata meets Pawar, Thackeray: Says ‘Central govt unstable, may not last long’

Mumbai: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her concerns over the “stability” of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA 3.0 government at the Centre and hinted that it may not...

Will meet Thackaray, Sharad Pawar and Akhilesh in Mumbai: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that she will separately meet Shiv Sena-UBT chief Uddhav Thackeray, NCP-SP chief Sharad Pawar and the Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh...

Tribal Board case: Will FM, PM quit over bank frauds, says K’taka CM on calls to resign

Mysuru, (Karnataka): Reacting to the BJP's demand for his resignation over alleged irregularities in the tribal welfare Board, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who holds the finance portfolio, questioned whether Union...

INLD, BSP stitch alliance for Haryana Assembly elections

Chandigarh: Haryana’s Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday stitched a pre-poll alliance for the state Assembly elections likely to be held in October....

Variable turnout in key bypolls to 13 Assembly seats in seven states

New Delhi: Bypolls were held in 13 Assembly constituencies across seven states on Wednesday in the first electoral contest since the Lok Sabha polls with the results likely to have...

Read Previous

SC reiterates not to stay NEET UG counselling; retest for 1,563 candidates on June 23

Read Next

Resolve Maratha demands by Friday: Jarange-Patil warns Maha govt

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com