Arunachal Pradesh CM swearing-in updates: Highlights on June 13, 2024

Chowna Mein, who was in the same post during the last BJP term, took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister

Updated - June 13, 2024 02:35 pm IST

Published - June 13, 2024 10:35 am IST

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu after taking oath, at the DK State Convention Centre in Itanagar on June 13, 2024.

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu after taking oath, at the DK State Convention Centre in Itanagar on June 13, 2024. | Photo Credit: PTI

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BJP leader Pema Khandu took oath as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the third consecutive term on June 13. Mr. Khandu, who was re-elected unopposed from the Mukto constituency in the border district of Tawang, was sworn in by Governor K.T. Parnaik in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP president J.P. Nadda, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang, among others.

Eleven other MLAs were also sworn in as Ministers at the function held in the Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre. Among them were Deputy CM Chowna Mein, former Assembly Speaker P.D. Sona, BJP State president Biyuram Wahge, and Dasanglu Pul, the widow of former CM Kalikho Pul. While Dasanglu Pul is the lone woman Minister, the new Cabinet has eight fresh faces. The others inducted into the Cabinet include Palin MLA Balo Raja, Kanubari’s Gabriel Denwang Wangsu, Panging legislator Ojing Tashing, Kento Jini of Aalo East and Nyato Dukam, who won the Taliha seat unopposed.

The portfolios would be allocated later in the day, following which the first Cabinet meeting of the new government would be held, officials said. The BJP returned to power in this northeastern State for the third time in a row, winning 46 seats including, ten unopposed, in the 60-member Assembly.

  • June 13, 2024 13:55
    After taking oath as Arunachal CM, Khandu says he’ll work to fulfil BJP’s poll promises

    Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu asserted that his government’s focus would be to fulfil the promises made in the BJP’s election manifesto.

    After taking oath as the Chief Minister for a third consecutive term, Mr. Khandu said the BJP returned to power in the State due to the development works undertaken by the Centre in the Northeast.

    “We are committed to fulfilling all the promises. We will run the government in the next five years based on the electoral promises for the welfare and development of the people,” he said.

    The first Cabinet meeting would chalk out a developmental roadmap for the first 100 days of the government, he added.

    PTI

  • June 13, 2024 12:49
    Trust in continuity: On the Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim results

    The verdicts to the Assembly elections in India’s easternmost and smallest State by population, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, respectively, might not be a harbinger of what is to come in the 2024 general election. But the decisive victories achieved by the incumbent parties, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Arunachal Pradesh and the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) in Sikkim, indicate that the electorates in two States, overwhelmingly, preferred continuity over change. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and his party received a strong mandate, winning 46 out of the 60 seats and increasing the BJP’s tally even further by five seats.

    Click here to read more.
  • June 13, 2024 12:41
    NPP extended support to Pema Khandu govt after Assembly election results

    The National People’s Party (NPP), led by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, which is an ally of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), extended support to the Pema Khandu government

  • June 13, 2024 11:53
    Dasanglu Pul took oath as Cabinet Minister

    Dasanglu Pul, widow of former CM Kalikho Pul, is the lone woman in the ministry.

    Also Read: All four women candidates of BJP win in Arunachal polls

  • June 13, 2024 11:50
    Eleven other cabinet ministers took oath

    Others in the Pema Khandu’s council of ministers in Arunachal Pradesh are Biyuram Waghe, the State BJP president, Nyato Dukam, Dasanglu Pul, Gabriel D Wangsu, Wangki Lowang, Pasang D Sona, who was Assembly Speaker during the last term, Mama Natung, Balo Raja, Ojing Tasing, and Kento Jini.

  • June 13, 2024 11:40
    BJP scores a hat-trick in Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2024: Results at a glance

    BJP scores a hat-trick in Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2024: Results in a glance

    Arunachal Pradesh assembly election results: BJP scores a hat-trick in Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2024: Results in a glance

  • June 13, 2024 11:33
    BJP will keep working with greater vigour for Arunachal’s growth: Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi had thanked the people of Arunachal Pradesh for reposing their faith in the BJP yet again and said the party will keep working with even greater vigour for the State’s growth.

    “Thank you Arunachal Pradesh! The people of this wonderful State have given an unequivocal mandate to politics of development. My gratitude to them for reposing their faith in @BJP4Arunachal yet again,” Mr. Modi had said in a post on X.

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  • June 13, 2024 11:25
    Pasang Dorjee Sona takes oath as Cabinet Minister in Arunchal Pradesh
  • June 13, 2024 11:09
    Chowna Mein takes oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh

    Chowna Mein, who was in the same post during the last BJP term, took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister.

  • June 13, 2024 11:08
    Union Home Minister Amit Shah at the swearing-in
  • June 13, 2024 11:04
    Pema Khandu takes oath as Chief Minister

    Pema Khandu sworn in as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the third time in a row. Mr. Khandu led BJP to a comprehensive win in the April 19 Assembly polls.

    - Rahul Karmakar

  • June 13, 2024 10:56
    CM-designate Khandu had credited the party’s victory to PM Modi

    Barring the 2019 elections, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has won the “family constituency” uncontested thrice, the first time for the BJP ahead of the State’s Mandate 2024. In doing so, the 44-year-old established himself as the power centre in India’s easternmost State.

    “The BJP’s victory march in the country has begun from India’s Land of the Rising Sun,” he said after the BJP won 46 of the 60 seats, five more than in 2019. He credited the victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership and the pro-development pitch of his party.

  • June 13, 2024 10:53
    Arunachal Pradesh Assembly elections 2024 | Key winners and losers

    Watch: Arunachal Pradesh Assembly elections 2024 | Key winners and losers

    Arunachal Pradesh Assembly election results 2024: BJP secures majority in Arunachal Pradesh Assembly elections with 46 seats, live updates for 2024 elections.

  • June 13, 2024 10:52
    Great enthusiasm among the people: Assam minister

    Ahead of the event, Assam Minister Ashok Singhal said there is great enthusiasm among the people as the BJP is forming the government once again in the state.

    “People are very excited. There is enthusiasm among everyone in the state. Once again, the BJP is forming a government in Arunachal under the leadership of Pema Khandu. He will take oath at 11 a.m. today. The Chief Ministers of Assam, Tripura, and Sikkim will be there. Our responsibility is increasing because people are trusting us more,” Mr. Singhal said. 

    - ANI

  • June 13, 2024 10:50
    Tight security arrangements have been made for the swearing-in

    Preparations are underway for the swearing-in ceremony to be held at the DK State Convention Centre in Itanagar at around 11.00 a.m. Tight security arrangements have been made for the event, which will be attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Ministers JP Nadda and Kiren Rijiju, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, and others.

    - ANI

  • June 13, 2024 10:36
    Amit Shah, JP Nadda arrive in Itanagar for oath ceremony

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Health Minister and BJP National President JP Nadda arrived in Itanagar to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister-designate Pema Khandu, to be held today.

    - ANI

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