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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                    Indian
                    Oct 14, 2016 at 7:19 am
                    Now SC has don't any other option to reinstate congress govt.? SC should not show any favoritism. and should not do any politics while giving decision.
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                      KAPIL DEV
                      Oct 14, 2016 at 5:14 am
                      o duffer congress remained in the power in the center in spite of minority and took support of its bitter enemies including bitter enmity between Maya wati and Mulaym both supported and given oxygen to the dying congress which was on ventilator for five years . YOU FOOLISH NEVER OBJECTED . IT IS APPARENT THAT THEY WERE PURCHASED LIKE YOU WHO IS CRITICIZING BJP . BJP HAS NOT SOUGHT ANY SUPPORT FROM THEM BUT EXTENDED THEIR SUPPORT TO THOSE WHO ARE NOT ITS ENEMY AND ARE WAY TO MAKE CONGRESS MUKT BHARAT?
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                        N.S.RAO
                        Oct 14, 2016 at 1:02 pm
                        Good move by the present government to admit BJP in their ministry.This will help the state to get more financial grants for the development of the state.
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                          s s nair
                          Oct 14, 2016 at 3:15 am
                          Is J and K included?
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                            Proud Indian
                            Oct 14, 2016 at 1:10 am
                            Suck it corrupt Supreme court judges. Now try reversing this development. When the presidents rule was implemented lawfully under the consution of the country you chose to over rule it. Now what can you do? Remember There is always an alternative
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                              gopal
                              Oct 14, 2016 at 6:41 am
                              100% bJP will out from Punjab UP
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                                gopal
                                Oct 14, 2016 at 6:43 am
                                BJP afried to face election
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                                  gopal
                                  Oct 14, 2016 at 6:44 am
                                  BJP itself is a blackmailing party and fool like you are blind followers
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                                    gopal
                                    Oct 14, 2016 at 6:42 am
                                    BJP mukti bharat will be done people of india from 2017
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                                      Victor
                                      Oct 14, 2016 at 5:10 am
                                      Congress Mukta Bharat !!
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                                        Victor
                                        Oct 14, 2016 at 5:11 am
                                        Ofcourse China not included !
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                                          Victor
                                          Oct 16, 2016 at 12:18 am
                                          Arunachal Pradesh is a sensitive state. It requires a stable ministry which keeps best relation with the Centre. The Legislatures took a wise step. And further, no State should go under a family owned Pvt. Ltd. party.
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