Mr. Pema Khandu sworned in as new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. He is 9th CM of the state and the youngest chief minister of the country. He is only 36. Mr. Chowna Mein was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. Mr. Pema Khandu is son of late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu. At the age of 37 he also became youngest Chief Minister in India. In total there are total 60 members in the house from which 47 are from Indian National Congress.
Eldest son of the family, Pema, a graduate from Delhi’s prestigious Hindu College had an early entry into governance after his father’s demise.
And in five years, he has emerged as the chief ministerial prospect after Supreme Court’s intervention that changed the course of politics in the state with dissidents returning to Congress.
In the 60-member House with an effective strength of 58, Congress now claims the support of 47 MLAs, including two independents.