Arunachal Pradesh: Pema Khandu to take oath as chief minister on May 29

WION Web Team New Delhi May 27, 2019, 05.00 PM(IST)

Pema Khandu Photograph:( PTI )

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 41 seats in the 60-member Arunachal Pradesh Assembly.

Pema Khandu will take oath as Arunachal Pradesh chief minister on May 29, Bharatiya Janata Party's Kiren Rijiju tweeted.

''I extend my gratitude to all the elected BJP MLAs of Arunachal Pradesh for unanimously selecting Pema Khandu ji as the leader of BJP Legislature Party. Hearty congratulations to @PemaKhanduBJP ji who will be sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on 29th May 2019,'' Rijiju tweeted.

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 41 seats in the 60-member Arunachal Pradesh Assembly.

The Janata Dal (United) won seven seats, the National People's Party (NPP) five, the Congress four, the People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) one and Independents two.

Among the prominent BJP winners are Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who won from the Mukto seat, bordering China, for the third time in a row. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein won from the Chowkham constituency.

In Miao constituency, state Geology and Mining Minister and BJP nominee Kamlung Mossang beat Chatu Longai of the Congress by 3,856 votes to retain the seat.

In the prestigious Tawang seat, BJP candidate Tsering Tashi trounced veteran Congress leader Thupten Tempa by a margin of 3,592 votes.

(With inputs from PTI)