BJP is ready to join Pema Khandu led PPA government in Arunachal Pradesh. BJP’s Tamiyo Taga is likely to be indicted as a minister into the Khandu cabinet at swearing ceremony today in the Raj Bhawan in Itanagar. The information confirmed by the BJP State President. One of the Congress’ MLA’s along with Chief Minister Pema Khandu, had recently joined the People’s party of Arunachal Pradesh in September.
To join “PPA” decision is unanimous
According to sources Khandu, who became two-month ago the chief minister of “AP” that restore the Congress government, along with 43 Congress MLAs joined the PPA and virtually converted it into a PPA government. Khandu on Friday said that the decision of 43 Congress MLAs to join People’s Party of Arunachal, the lone regional party of the state, was in the favour of state and the people.
We need to maintain relations with Centre for more Funds: Khandu
It is the face that the state like Arunachal has to depend on the Centre for all its requirements. Therefore, it is difficult to make a political difference with the center government said Khandu to the media during a press conference. He further added the decision to join PPA is unanimous and conscious as most of the MLAs expressed their views in the meeting conducted this morning. “For getting more funds from the Centre it was vital to go for a change,” said Khandu.
Nabam Tuki was the only MlA who stayed with the Congress, who was replaced as Chief Minister when the Congress, in an effort to control the uprising in its ranks replaced him with Khandu in July.
The total numbers of seats in “AP” are 60 Congress had 44MLAs, BJP 11 and two were independent. Status of two Congress MLAs was yet to be decided as they put in their papers before the recent series of political developments that led to first Tuki government in January 2016. Pul, a Congress MLA had committed suicide last month, was forced to resign in July following a Supreme Court Judgement which Pema Khandu had continued.