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Khandu extends cabinet in Arunachal, 3 new faces inducted

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

Chief Minister Pema Khandu today expanded his ministry with Governor V Shanmuganathan administering the oath of office and secrecy to three new faces at a function in the Raj Bhawan here.

Those inducted were Dr Mahesh Chai, Bamang Felix and Deputy Speaker Alo Libang Nyapin.

In a dramatic move, Khandu along with 32 People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) MLAs had joined on December 31 last year and had dropped three ministers.

The three ministers were Rajesh Tacho (animal husbandry, dairy development, fisheries, sports and youth affairs), Tanga Byaling (rural development and panchayati raj) and Takam Pario (PHE, water supply and disaster management).

Chief Secretary Shakuntala Doley Gamlin conducted the function, attended by Khandu's cabinet colleagues, Speaker Tenzing Norbu Thongdok, former chief minister and lone Nabam Tuki and national general secretary Vijayvargiya.

The Gauhati High is scheduled to hear a case moved by the state regarding joining of 33 MLAs including Khandu, with PPA. The Legislature Party leader has also not being elected in the state.

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First Published: Sat, January 14 2017. 18:57 IST