SPECIAL COVERAGE
CHANDIGARH

LUDHIANA

DELHI


THE TRIBUNE SPECIALS
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS



M A I N   N E W S

Jarbom Gamlin is Arunachal Chief Minister
Tribune News Service & PTI

Guwahati/Itanagar, May 5
Jarbom Gamlin was tonight sworn in as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh replacing Dorjee Khandu who was killed in a helicopter crash. Gamlin (50) who was Power Minister in Khandu cabinet, was administered oath of office and secrecy by Governor JJ Singh at the Raj Bhavan.

A student of history and law of Delhi University, he was one of the front runners for the chief ministerís post as a CLP meeting earlier in the day authorised Congress president Sonia Gandhi to choose the new leader.

Other contenders were Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president and PWD Minister Nabam Tuki, Finance Minister Setong Sena and RWD Minister Kalikho Pul.

A CLP meeting, at which top Congress leaders, including Union ministers BK Handique, V Narayansamy, Mukul Wasnik and Salman Khursheed were present, failed to arrive at a consensus and sent a one-line resolution to the Congress President to choose the CLP leader.

A senior party leader said on condition of anonymity that Congress legislators were interviewed individually by top leaders, including Handique, Narayansamy, Wasnik and Khursheed.

After taking oath as the new Chief Minister of the frontier hill state, Gamlin said his priority would be to fulfil the dream of late Dorjeee Khandu to bring about massive improvement of infrastructure in the landlocked state.

Back

 

 

 



HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | E-mail |