SENIOR Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pema Khandu took oath as the 10th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday. State Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra administered the oath of office and secrecy to Khandu at a function organised at the Dorjee Khandu Convention Centre here. Eleven Cabinet Ministers, including Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, were also administered oath along with Khandu.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, his deputy Y Patton, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb and Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh along with BJP general secretary Ram Madhav were among others who attended the swearing-in ceremony. Six sitting Cabinet Ministers, including Chowna Mein, Wangki Lowang, Honchun Ngandam, Kamlung Mossang, Alo Libang and Bamang Felix, have been included in the new Ministry. Deputy speaker Tumke Bagra and two sitting MLAs Mama Natung and Tage Taki also found berth in the Cabinet.
Two newcomers -- Taba Tedir and Nakap Nalo -- were also inducted in the new Ministry with Cabinet rank. NPP extends unconditional outside support to Khandu Govt in Arunachal Pradesh: THE National Peoples Party (NPP) on Wednesday extended unconditional outside support to the new BJP Government in Arunachal Pradesh headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu, a senior party leader said.