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Arunachal Pradesh: 3 Independent MLAs extend unconditional support to Pema Khandu government

First Published: 17th June, 2024 19:07 IST

Chief Minister Pema Khandu took to X and confirmed the development.

The BJP in Arunchal Pradesh continues to grow from strength to strength.

Within barely a week of Pema Khandu being sworn in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the 3rd time in a row, 3 independent MLAs have extended their unconditional support to the BJP government in the state.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu took to X and confirmed the development.

In his post, CM Khandu wrote, “Heartfelt thanks to Independent MLAs Shri Laisam Simai Ji, Shri Wanglam Sawin Ji, and Shri Tenzin Nima Glow Ji for extending their support to the BJP government in Arunachal Pradesh.

Your decision, as conveyed through your letter of support, underscores your dedication to the state’s development. Together, we will continue to work for the development and prosperity of Arunachal Pradesh. Thank you for your trust and support.”

https://x.com/PemaKhanduBJP/status/1802659669280002084

Worth mentioning, both Simai and Sawin, who were re-elected from Nampong and Khonsa East constituencies respectively, did not get BJP party tickets in the recently concluded elections and hence they had decided to contest as independent candidates.

Independent candidate Laisam Simai won the Nampong seat in the 2024 Legislative Assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh, by a margin of 68 votes. He defeated Izmir Tikhak of the BJP.

On the other hand Wanglam Sawin had defeated Kamrang Tesia of the BJP by a margin of 2216 in the Assembly elections.

In the recent assembly elections, the BJP secured 46 seats out of 60, the National People’s Party (NPP) won five, while the Ajit Pawar faction of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) secured three seats.

Additionally, the People’s Party of Arunachal won two seats, and the opposition Congress party won one seat. The NPP and NCP are constituent partners of the North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA).

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