New Delhi, Oct 14, 2016: The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to join the Peoples’ Party of Arunachal (PPA) government, a month after Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu along with 43 Congress MLAs joined the party and formed the new government in the state.
Tamiyo Taga, the legislature of the BJP in Arunachal Pradesh Assembly, will soon be inducted into Pema Khandu’s cabinet. The state BJP president, Tapir Gao, has confirmed the development adding that Tamiyo Taga will be inducted as a minister in the cabinet.
After this induction, Arunachal Pradesh will become the 14th state with BJP in power and 6th state to share power with regional parties.
Pema Khandu left Congress in September and joined PPA with 43 MLA stating that only way to take the state out of Rs 3700 Cr debt was to be part of a party at the center. This move came just two months after the Supreme Court stepped in to restore its government.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu staged a dramatic exodus of Congress lawmakers and joined a BJP ally, leaving only one member with the ruling party. In a house of 60 members, now PPA has 43 MLA’s, BJP has 11 and Congress only one. The former chief minister Nabam Tuki is the one left with the Congress.