Phosum Khimhun, one of the senior-most legislators has been sworn in as the pro-tem speaker of the 7th Arunachal Pradesh State Legislative Assembly.

Khimhun won the 52-Changlang South Assembly seat on a BJP ticket in the recently-held state Assembly polls. Khimhun retained the seat by defeating Congress’ Latlang Tangha by a margin of 583 votes.

In an official ceremony held at the Raj Bhavan in Itanagar, Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra administered the oath of office and secrecy to Khimhun, who will now perform his duties as the pro-tem speaker till the time a new Assembly speaker is elected.

The swearing-in ceremony was also attended by Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu.

Meanwhile, the seventh legislative assembly of the state met for its first session today and ended up being adjourned. Tomorrow will see the election of the assembly speaker and the deputy speaker.