BJP set to have a minister in Arunachal govt, will be state No. 14 in party kitty

Pema Khandu and his colleagues deserted the Congress and joined the People’s Party of Arunachal.

Written by Sheela Bhatt | New Delhi | Published:October 14, 2016 4:43 am
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The BJP has decided to join the government of Pema Khandu in Arunachal Pradesh. The Indian Express has learnt that Tamiyo Taga, leader of the BJP in the state assembly, will soon be inducted in the Khandu cabinet.

This will make Arunachal Pradesh the fourteenth state where the BJP is in power — and the sixth state where it will share power with regional parties.

Last month, Khandu and his colleagues deserted the Congress and joined the People’s Party of Arunachal. Only former chief minister Nabam Tuki is now with the Congress.

In a House of 60 members, the PPA has 43, BJP 11 and Congress only one. Two MLAs are independent while three seats are vacant.

The PPA is a member of the North East Democratic Alliance which is part of the NDA. In the first week of October, when Khandu met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi, he invited the BJP to join his government.

Khandu’s supporters claim that if the BJP is part of the government, it will bring stability to the state which shares a long border with China.

Arunachal Pradesh politics has been on a roller-coaster for a year now. Khandu was made Chief Minister after the Supreme Court annulled President’s rule, which was imposed in the state following a split within the ruling Congress, and restored the government led by Tuki.

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    indian
    Oct 14, 2016 at 3:57 am
    Congress Mukt Bharat.
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      Dilip
      Oct 14, 2016 at 3:54 am
      Same brainless comments from Congress supporter. Read the article first - 1 Congress MLA and 11 BJP MLAs. It is a border state and ruling party asked BJP to the government
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      SubbuI
      Oct 14, 2016 at 6:16 am
      SHAMLESS EPOWER HUNGRY BJP THUGS WILL GO TO ANY EXTEND TO ENJOY POWER. THEY ENGINEERED DFECTION. GOT PULLED BY JUDICARY. THE ABETTED THE SUECIDE OF CHIEF DEFECTOR. THEY THREATENED AND FORCED M DEFECTION TO ANOTHER 0 STRENGTH NAME SAKE PARTY AND NOW ENTERING BY BACK DOOR.DIRTY TRICKS. SHAME ON NALAYAK NMODI AND KALNAYAK GUNDA SHAH ARE THE MASTERS OD DECEIPT AND CORRUPTION
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        SK
        Oct 14, 2016 at 3:47 am
        did u even read the news item and think about it before posting comments?
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          arun
          Oct 14, 2016 at 11:28 am
          Now what say SC ??? You annulled a proper government after the fall of Congress government to restore back the Congress party government which was only to be deserted by all its members except the CM. Real bad SC, very biased. Dont know if the judges are still scared of their political masters in Congress party who nominated them and want to show their loyalty to the Congress even by given biased judgements. And all resulted in the suicide of a good interim CM also. Real bad SC.
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            JayHind
            Oct 14, 2016 at 2:23 am
            Yadurappa should be the cm of arunachal he is the expert in smuggling Indian natural resources to Chinese for almost free
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              madan gupta
              Oct 14, 2016 at 4:19 am
              BJP will soon loose Punjab and Badals will go to jail.
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                heena
                Oct 14, 2016 at 8:22 am
                Off late SC failed in its duty to give consutionally valid and balanced judgements. we feel many judgements are biased.
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