New Arunachal CM: Khandu mishap advances Jarbom Gamlin

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Itanagar, May 6: After the official confirmation on Dorjee Khandu's death, Congress did not take time to assign Khandu's successor for his job. In a core party meeting, Jarbom Gamlin has been elected as the new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. Gamlin was sworn as the new CM on Thursday, May 5.

At the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Itanagar, the new Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister took the oath under Governor General (retd) J J Singh. "The late chief minister (Dorjee Khandu) has set a high standard of development in the state. My priority will be to fulfill his dream for a bright Arunachal," said Gamlin.

A close aide of Khandu, Gamlin was the power minister in the late CM's cabinet. Gamlin belongs to colourful Galo Tribe, a group belonging to Tani group of tribes in Arunachal Pradesh.

It seems that hydel power project companies will rejoice the decision of Congress' decision as they may soon receive many new projects with Jarbom Gamlin's progress.

The state will pay its last homage to the late CM Khandu who was killed in a helicopter crash near China border on Saturday, Apr 30. After a long search operation at the mountain region, Indian army brought the bodies of Khandu and four others to Itanagar on Thursday.

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