Arunachal Pradesh: Today, Pema Khandu was sworn in as the New Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. Now he became the third youngest chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh. Prem Khandu Thungdon was the youngest chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, he was just 29 years old.
Chowna Mein was sworn in as deputy chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
Former chief minister Nabam Tuki resigned from the post because he was stepped down as leader of Congress Legislature Party(CLP).
The 44 party MLAs elected Pema Khandu in the place of Nabam Tuki. Pema Khandu was chosen as the new leader of CLP.
Only 12 Ministers will be the part of the new Arunachal cabinet.
Pema Khandu is the son of late chief minister Dorjee Khandu. Dorjee Khandu died in a chopper crash in 2011. Pema khandu is 37 years old and graduated from Hindu college, Delhi. He had an early entry into the politics after his father’s death.
In the five years of politics, Pema Khandu became the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
About Pema Khandu and his political career:
Pema Khandu hails from Tawang near the border of China in Arunchal Pradesh. He first entered the Arunchal Pradesh assembly in 2011 after the death of his father in a chopper crash.
Pema Khandu election as MLA of Mukto(ST) constituency was unopposed. Soon he was included in the state government as Cabinet minister for the Water Resource Development and Tourism.
Pema Khandu had joined the Congress in 2000. He became the Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee in 2005. Pema Khandu became the President of Tawang District of Congress Committee in 2010.
Once again, Pema Khandu was re-elected unopposed from the constituency of Mukto in the 2014 assembly elections.