Arunachal to get 4th Chief Minister in 12 months

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Arunachal Pradesh is set to have its fourth Chief Minister in a year after Pema Khandu was suspended by his own party for indiscipline last night. Takam Pario, a minister, is likely to replace Mr Khandu, who came to power in September.

Takam Pario is the choice of a majority of MLAs to replace Mr Khandu.

The PPA party says he has “failed to meet expectations”. “They came from the Congress and joined our party. He has forgotten to visit the party office,”said party chief Kaling Jerang.

The BJP in Arunachal Pradesh Friday made it clear that it will “only” support Pema Khandu government in the state and “will never” support any other chief minister.

When asked whether Khandu along with his supporters would join the BJP to form the next government in the state, the senior party leader in a veiled indication stated that joining of PPA MLAs to BJP would be “considered” by the central leadership and “perhaps it is under process”. (Agencies)