BJP forms govt in Arunachal Pradesh with 33 PPA MLAs joining saffron party

In a fast paced development, a BJP government on Saturday was installed in Arunachal Pradesh after 33, out of 43 Peoples’ Party of Arunachal (PPA) MLAs led by chief minister Pema Khandu, joined the saffron brigade in this politically fragile state. Khandu paraded the MLAs before Assembly Speaker Tenzing Norbu Thongdok who accepted their joining. … 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

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

Rebel Congress leader Kalikho Pul found dead after losing Arunachal CM job

In a sensational development, days after being removed from Arunachal Pradesh’s chief minister, Kalikho Pul was found hanging at his residence on Tuesday. He was the chief minister between February and July this year after the central government dismissed the Congress government of Nabam Tuki. Although the reports suggest that Pul committed suicide, cops have … Read more

BJP wants to rule Arunachal: Chief Minister Nabam Tuki

Just a few hours before the Supreme Court hears Congress party’s writ petition against imposition of the President’s Rule in the Congress-ruled Arunachal Pradesh, the state chief minister Nabam Tuki said on Wednesday that the BJP wants to rule the state by proxy. A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court is expected to hear the … Read more