New council of ministers sworn in Arunachal Pradesh

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Itanagar, May 20: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin on Friday, May 20, constituted his new council of ministers by inducting 11 cabinet ministers including new-comer Pema Khandu, son of former chief minister Dorjee Khandu who died in a helicopter crash.

Governor Gen (Retd) J J Singh administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly-inducted ministers at a simple function organised in the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan this afternoon.

A host of civil and police officials, including MLAs and CWC member and incharge of Arunachal Dr (Col) Dhani Ram Shandil, attended the ceremony.

All the newly-inducted ministers, except for Pema Khandu, are former ministers in the Dorjee Khandu-led government. They include Kalikho Pul, Setong Sena, Nabam Tuki, Tako Dabi, Chowna Mein, Tanga Byaling, Atum Welly, Takar Marde, Honchun Ngandam and Bosiram Siram.

The portfolios among the ministers are likely to be distributed in the evening, sources at the Chief Minister's office hinted.

Gamlin was sworn in as the sixth chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh on May 5, six days after the death of Dorjee Khandu in a helicopter crash at Keyla near Luguthang in Tawang district on April 30 along with four others on board.

PTI

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