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Kalikho Pul sworn in as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh

Pul’s swearing-in came a day after the Supreme Court vacated its interim order to maintain status quo in the Arunachal Pradesh assembly, paving the way for government formation.

Feb 21, 2016 08:09 IST
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Kalikho PulKalikho Pul on 19 February 2016 was sworn in as the ninth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.

Pul was sworn in as the CM with the support of 18 rebel Congress MLAs, and two Independents and 11 BJP MLAs who gave outside support.

State Governor J P Rajkhowa administered the oath of office to Pul around 9.30 in the night.

Background

Arunachal Pradesh witnessed a political crisis after 14 Congress MLAs were suspended by Speaker Nabam Rebia in June 2015.

Later in December 2015, the Deputy Speaker TN Thongdok cleared an impeachment motion against the Speaker owing to his personal relationship with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.

On 26 January 2016, President Pranab Mukherjee approved the Union Cabinet’s recommendation for the imposition of President’s rule on Arunachal Pradesh.

The President’s Rule was lifted after the Supreme Court vacated its interim order to maintain status quo in the Arunachal Pradesh assembly, paving the way for government formation.

President Pranab Mukherjee on 19 February 2016 approved the recommendation of the Union Cabinet for revocation of the President's Rule in the state.

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