Pema Khandu assumes office as new Arunachal CM

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pema khanduPema Khandu was sworn in as the new Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister on July 17, a day after the Congress pulled a dramatic victory by winning all its rebels with a new face.  Chowna Mein took the oath of the office of Deputy Chief Minister.

Pema, 37, son of former Chief Minister late Dorjee Khandu, became the youngest CM in the country and ninth in the state. Pema and Mein were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Tathagata Roy who is holding an additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh Governor and is the Governor of Tripura.

The new CM said he would try to complete his father’s unfinished business which includes 153 hydropower projects.

“My father tried his best to develop Arunachal. Many projects initiated during his tenure and later are pending. As a son of a CM, people expect a lot from me and so my priority will be to implement these projects,” said Khandu, while addressing the media.