Itanagar : To enhance and to develop Political parties, the Peoples’ Party of Arunachal (PPA) on early Friday suspended Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and five other party MLAs from the primary membership of the party impermanently instantaneous execute for professed anti-party activities. Along with the CM Prema Khandu, the Party also kicked out five other MLAs and the MLAs are Jambey Tashi (Lumla), Passang Dorjee Sona (Mechuka), Chow Tewa Mein (Chowkham), Zingnu Namchom (Namsai) and Kamlung Mossang (Miao). Takam Pario will be the New Chief Minister Peoples’ Party of Arunachal.
The President of PPA Kahfa Bengia in an order declared that by integrity of the authority attired in him by the Constitution of the party and the new fortitude espoused in the state executive committee meeting held on 20 December, the MLAs are kept under suspension momentarily from the primary membership with quick achieve pending initiation of disciplinary proceedings.
Bengia said prima facie he was satisfied with the proofs of their indulgence in gross “anti-party” activities. So, with accordance to the above, it is concluded that with the suspension, Khandu abandoned to continue his work as the leader of the PPA Legislature Party.
He also ordered and directed party MLAs and PPA functionaries not to attend for any party meetings held by Khandu and also stated that any members declining to agree with the order would have to encounter disciplinary action decided by the party.
Bengia, in a letter to Assembly Speaker T Norbu Thongdok, petitioned him to affirm the suspended MLAs as unattached members of the House and also asked him to arrange separate sitting for them in the House. The PPA is a member of the North East Democratic Alliance, a political coalition set up by the Bharatiya Janata Party along with other regional parties.
Khandu had replaced Nabam Tuki as the Congress CM, following a dissident campaign in July. Later in October, 43 Congress MLAs, including the CM has defected to join PPA, a regional political player in Arunachal. Bengia, also requested the Speaker to communicate the development to the Governor. Now, Takam Pario will be the New Chief Minister Peoples’ Party of Arunachal (PPA).
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