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Pema Khandu sworn in as Arunachal Pradesh CM

Khandu is the youngest chief minister in the country, and is the ninth CM of Arunachal Pradesh

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Publish Date: Jul 17 2016 3:10PM | Updated Date: Jul 17 2016 3:16PM

Pema Khandu sworn in as Arunachal Pradesh CM

Pema Khandu was sworn in as the ninth chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday. Along with him, Chowna Mein was sworn in as the deputy chief minister.


Son of late chief minister Dorjee Khandu, Pema, marked the culmination of fast-paced political developments in this north-eastern state.


The 37-year-old political leader became the youngest chief minister in the country. He and Mein were administered the oath by Governor Tathagata Roy at the Rajbhavan.


Expectations of the public are high. I believe in team work, will work hard says Pema Khandu after taking oath as Arunachal Pradesh's CM.


Hours ahead of the scheduled floor test of the former chief minister Nabam Tuki, the Congress Legislature Party had elected Pema Khandu, in place of Tuki. Tuki was restored to the chief minister's post earlier this week after the apex court verdict.


Pema then staked claim to power on the basis of the support of 45 party MLAs along with two independents. In a volte-face, ousted chief minister Khaliko Pul, also returned to the party fold with 30 dissident MLAs.