Tuki Resigns As Leader Of CLP Ahead Of Floor Test, Pema Khandu New Chief

July 16, 2016 Author: Vishwagujarat

Ahead of the floor test on Saturday, Nabam Tuki resigned as the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Legislature Party leader.

Meanwhile, Pema Khandu was elected as the new Congress Legislature Party leader in the state.

A meeting took place on Saturday morning following Governor Tathagatha Roy's directive to hold the floor test.

Rebel Congress MLAs were also present in the meeting along with Rebel leader Khaliko Pul. Meanwhile, Section 144 has been imposed in Itanagar near the Assembly ahead of the floor test.

Pema Khandu, son of late chief minister Dorjee Khandu, was unanimously elected leader at a meeting of Congress Legislature Party, which was attended by 44 MLAs, including rebel Khaliko Pul, who became chief minister in February with outside support from BJP.

37-year-old Pema, a former minister of Tourism and Water Resources, is an MLA from Mukto (ST) constituency. A graduate from Hindu College, Delhi, Pema became a Secretary of the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee in 2005 and the president of the District Congress Committee in Tawang in 2010.