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Pema Khandu

Pema Khandu


Pema Khandu is the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Since becoming CM in July 2016, he and his government have twice changed their party affiliation; in September from the Indian National Congress to the Peoples Party of Arunachal, and then in December 2016 to the Bharatiya Janata Party. Previously he had served as Minister of Tourism, Urban Development and Water Resources in Nabam Tuki's government.

Personal Life

Full Name Pema Khandu
Date of Birth 21 Aug 1979 (Age 39)
Place of Birth Tawang District, Arunachal Pradesh
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education Graduate
Profession Politician
Father's Name Late Dorjee Khandu
Mother's Name N/A
Spouse's Name N/A
Spouse's Profession N/A
No of Sons 2
No of Daughters 1


Permanent address Gyangkhar village, P.O Lemberdung, PS Tawang, Dist. Tawang,Arunachal Pradesh
Contact number 03794200551, 03794200552, 9436630001
Email pema13@gmail.com
Website http://www.arunachalpradesh.gov.in/cm-profile/
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

He is currently the youngest CM in India to hold the office. He became second Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh of Bharatiya Janata Party in Arunachal Pradesh.

Political Timeline

  • 31 December 2016
    Khandu and 33 of his loyal legislators resigned from People's Party and joined Bhartiya Janta Party. He continues as chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • 16 Sept 2016 to 31 Dec 2016
    43 MLAs, including Khandu, switched to People's Party of Arunachal and again took oath as CM of Arunachal.
  • 2011
    He won the bye election to his father's constituency uncontested Mukto, as an Indian National Congress candidate.
  • 2010
    He became the president of the Tawang District Congress Committee.
  • 2005
    Pema Kandu became a secretary of the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee.
  • 17 July 2016
    Khandu took the oath as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. Till 16 September 2016 he was associated with Congress Party. The party at the time had 47 MLAs in the 60-member state assembly.
  • 16 July 2016
    He was elected Congress Legislature Party leader replacing Nabam Tuki.
Net Worth129.58 CRORE

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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