Itanagar, May 29
Senior BJP leader Pema Khandu took oath as the 10th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh today.
State Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra administered the oath of office and secrecy to Khandu at a function organised at the Dorjee Khandu Convention Centre here.
Eleven Cabinet ministers, including Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, were also administered oath along with Khandu. Six sitting Cabinet ministers and two newcomers have been included in the new ministry.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, his deputy Y Patton, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb and Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh along with BJP general secretary Ram Madhav were among others who attended the swearing-in ceremony.
The BJP led by Khandu won 41 seats in the 60-member House, in the Assembly polls held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha election on April 11 in the state. While the opposition Congress could win only four seats, the Janata Dal United in its maiden entry in the state’s political scene won seven seats. — PTI
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