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Pema Khandu sworn in as Arunachal CM

The end of stinging dissidence in Arunachal Pradesh Congress marks the start of a new era in the state’s political scene.

Pema Khandu took oath as Chief Minister of the frontier state on Sunday a day after the new CLP leader staked claims to form the new government in Itanagar.

Governor Tathagota Roy administered Khandu the oath of office and secrecy at a brief function at the Raj Bhawan in the morning where Nabam Tuki and Kalikho Pul along with other party legislators were present. Chowna Mein took oath as Deputy Chief Minister in the same function.

The high voltage drama reached its climax on Saturday morning where both Tuki and Pul camps agreed to mend the differences and proposed Khandu as the CLP leader. Tuki and Pul agreed to elect Khandu as the Chief ministerial candidate.

In the 60-member House with an effective strength of 58, the Congress now has the support of 47 MLAs.

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