Arunachal CM Pema Khandu drops 3 ministers, 2 advisors

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has dropped three ministers from his council of ministers, a notification issued by the chief secretary said on Monday. On the recommendation of the chief minister, Governor V Shanmuganathan gave his assent to the removal of the ministers — Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Fisheries, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister … Read more

People’s Party of Arunachal blames BJP for “hijacking” its MLAs

The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) on Saturday accused the BJP of hijacking its MLAs to install its government in the state, after chief minister Pema Khandu joined the saffron party with 32 MLAs. Addressing media persons at Arunachal Press Club (APC) here, PPA President Kahfa Bengia criticised North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Himanta … Read more

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

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