BJP to support “only” Pema Khandu in Arunachal Pradesh

The BJP in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday made it clear that it will “only” support Pema Khandu government in the state and “will never” support any other chief minister. The party decision came in the backdrop of the unprecedented political development where Peoples’ Party of Arunachal (PPA) temporarily suspended chief minister Pema Khandu, his deputy … Read more

Arunachal’s Peoples’ Party suspends CM Khandu, 5 MLAs from primary membership

Peoples’ Party of Arunachal has suspended Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Deputy CM Chowna Mein and five other MLAs from party’s primary membership. The five other MLAs are Jambey Tashi (Lumla), Passang Dorjee Sona (Mechuka), Chow Tewa Mein (Chowkham), Zingnu Namchom (Namsai) and Kamlung Mossang (Miao). PPA President Kahfa Bengia in an order stated that by virtue … Read more

AAP too demands Kiren Rijiju’s sacking in Rs 450 crore scam

After Congress, Aam Aadmi Party too have demanded Union minister Kiren Rijiju be sacked for “trying to sweep under the carpet”, the alleged Rs 450-crore power scam in Arunachal Pradesh. Addressing a press conference, party leader Ashish Khetan said the Minister of State for Home Affairs not only wrote a letter to Power Minister Piyush … Read more

Congress wants Rijiju sacked over Rs 450 crore “power project scam”

Congress today demanded the sacking of Union Minister Kiren Rijiju alleging his “involvement” in the ‘Rs 450-crore Arunachal power scam’ and said the Prime Minister’s “tall claims” of bringing transparency have “fallen flat”. Stating that Rijiju’s role in the matter is under cloud, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also released an audio tape of a … Read more

Faced with corruption allegations, Rijiju threatens to beat up with shoes

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday threatened to beat up those ‘planting’ news of corruption against him with showed if they visited Arunachal Pradesh. Rijiju was angry with a report published in the Indian Express that accused him and his distant cousin of corruption. The Congress said that it had “audio proof” … Read more

Arunachal Pradesh: Kalikho Pul’s widow files nominations for Hayuliang bypoll

Dasanglu Pul, wife of former chief minister Kalikho Pul, was among the four candidates who filed their nominations today for the 19 November by-polls to the Hayuliang Assembly constituency in Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh. On the last date of filing papers, Dasanglu filed her nomination from BJP, while Lupalum Kri filed his papers as … Read more

Arunachal Pradesh ex-Gov Rajkhowa seeks CBI inquiry into Kalikho Pul’s death

Claiming that Kalikho Pul, who allegedly committed suicide, left “explosive secret notes”, Arunachal Pradesh ex-Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa today sought a CBI inquiry into the former chief minister’s death. “Many eminent people have informed me that Pul has left behind explosive secret notes that can shake Indian politics,” Rajkhowa told PTI here. Pul’s body was … Read more

BJP to join Pema Khandu’s PPA government in Arunachal Pradesh, month after Congress exit

The BJP in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday officially became a part of the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) government with the induction of senior BJP MLA Tamiyo Taga in the council of ministers. Arunachal Pradesh is now the 14th state having a coalition government. PPA government is a constituent partner of the North East Democratic … Read more

Arunachal Speaker restores Assembly membership of 2 Cong MLAs

The high-voltage political drama revolving around the resignation of two Congress MLAs in Arunachal Pradesh came to an end on Friday with Speaker Tenzing Norbu Thongdok restoring their membership in the sixth Legislative Assembly. The Supreme Court, while disposing off a review petition filed by Congress MLAs Wanglam Sawin and Gabriel D Wangsu pertaining to … Read more

Arunachal CM Pema Khandu appoints 26 MLAs as parliamentary secretary

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday appointed 26 MLAs as parliamentary secretary to assist in the smooth functioning of his government. Khandu administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new parliamentary secretaries, including two women, in a simple function here in the presence of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) Convenor Himanta … Read more

New govt in Arunachal Pradesh an ‘illegitimate child of BJP’: Congress

With the party losing its government in Arunachal Pradesh, Congress on Friday dubbed the new dispensation as an “illegitimate child of BJP” and blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah for the “diabolical design to decimate democracy”. “Gross and rampant misuse of money power finally delivered an immoral government of opportunists and … Read more

Shocker for Congress in Arunachal Pradesh

In a shocker for Congress, all but one of its MLAs, including chief minister Pema Khandu, on Friday joined the People’s Party of Arunachal Pradesh and the party faces the prospect of losing its government. Sources said Khandu, who two months ago became chief minister in a development that restored the Congress government, along with … Read more

Arunachal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa sacked

Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa, who refused to quit even after being nudged by the Centre, was today sacked as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said Rajkhowa “shall cease to hold the office of the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh”. President Pranab Mukherjee has asked Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan to discharge the functions in addition … Read more

‘Let President sack me’: Arunachal Governor reportedly asked to step down, refuses

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prakash Rajkhowa has been reportedly asked to step down from his post, weeks after the Supreme Court restored the Congress government in the northeastern state. Rajkhowa has been told “verbally” by a junior Union Minister and a senior official of the Home Ministry to step down on “health grounds”, sources said … Read more

Assam: BJP leader’s son kidnapped, ULFA releases ISIS-style video

A BJP leader’s son has been kidnapped from Assam’s Tinsukia district with the Paresh Barua-led ULFA-Independent releasing an ISIS-style video that purportedly shows him surrounded by armed and masked militants and appealing to chief minister Sarbanda Sonowal to secure his early release. The video, aired by local TV channels, shows BJP leader and Tinsukia Zilla … Read more

Kiren Rijiju admits Chinese troops made two transgressions into Arunachal Pradesh

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Friday admitted that there had been reports of the Chinese army transgressing into Arunachal Pradesh on two occasions recently. One incident was reported from Kibithu area in remote Anjaw district on July 22 and another at Thangsa in Tawang district in the same month, the minister … Read more