In a dramatic turn of events in North-East side of the country, Pema Khandu was elected leader of the Congress in Arunachal Pradesh. Khandu a graduate from Delhi’s Hindu College is the son of late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, who was killed in a chopper crash in 2011.
Khandu was chosen as the new leader of Congress Legislature Party after 44 party MLAs unanimously elected him in the place of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who was restored to the post only two days ago after the Supreme Court verdict. The verdict came as a shocker to both Arunachal Pradesh Governor and the BJP, which tried to forge alliance with smaller parties with a motto to keep North-East Congress-mukt. However, with Supreme Court intervention, the BJP not only faced embarrassment but also resulted in all the dissident MLAs from the Congress returning to the party fold primarily on the condition of replacing Tuki with another leader. Khandu was unanimously elected as CLP leader.
Khandu was re-elected unopposed from Mukto in the 2014 assembly elections.
Source: Internet news