Pema Khandu sworn in as Arunachal Pradesh CM

Pema Khandu sworn in as Arunachal Pradesh CM

Arunachal Pradesh: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pema Khandu was sworn in as the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday, reported All India Radio.

Governor BD Mishra administered the oath of office and secrecy to 11 ministers as well.

Khandu was elected the state BJP legislature party’s leader on Monday. He then met Mishra to stake claim to form the government and handed letter of support by the 41 state BJP MLAs.

Assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh were held for 57 seats as three BJP MLAs – Phurpa Tsering from Dirang, Taba Tedir from Yachuli and Kento Jini from Along East – were elected unopposed. The Janata Dal (United) won seven seats, the National People’s Party five, the Congress four and Independents two. The People’s Party of Arunachal managed to win just one seat.

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio also part of the swearing in ceremony,