Somewhere in Arunachal Pradesh....

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul and 29 Congress MLAs, including Speaker Wangki Lowang, on Thursday merged with the Peoples' Party of Arunachal (PPA), the lone regional party of the state as “Congress high command sidelined them“. Two Congress MLAs, Alo Libang (Tuting-Yingkiong constituency) and Tatung Jamoh (Pasighat West constituency), who were earlier supporting Nabam Tuki, joined the Pul camp on Wednesday night. With this defection, the Congress was reduced to 15 MLAs in the state, which has an effective strength of 58 in the Assembly , after the resignation of two Congress MLAs.
The BJP has 11 MLAs in the 60-member House with two Independents. Talking to reporters at the Assembly premises, Pul said all 30 MLAs, during a Congress Legislative Party meeting, decided to merge with the PPA for development of the state.

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