Itanagar, Oct 25: Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has termed China's claims to Arunachal Pradesh as its territory as 'simply absurd'.
Khandu, who sworn in to the office for the second term on Sunday, Oct 25, said, "I have been saying repeatedly that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India and that Chinese claims are simply absurd."
He said, "We are the only state in the Northeast where Hindi is the link language among various tribes who speak different dialects."
"Now, we are all set to welcome the Dalai Lama who is visiting the state from Nov 8," he added.
Khandu, 54, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor General (Retd) J J Singh at a simple function in the Raj Bhawan attended by all the Congress legislators.