BJP forms government in Arunachal Pradesh

The BJP captured power in Arunachal Pradesh after 33 of the 43 People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) MLAs, including chief minister Pema Khandu, joined the saffron party . This is the second time in 13 years that the BJP is in governance in this politically volatile border state.
Khandu paraded the legislators before speaker Tenzing Norbu Thongdok, who accepted the merger. With this, the BJP has 47 MLAs in the 60 member house, including an associate member and an Independent. The PPA has 10 MLAs and Congress, three.The speaker is among the legislators who joined BJP.

Explaining the legislators' decision to merge with the BJP, the chief minister said PPA had treated them in an undemocratic manner.

As on Saturday , the saffron party is ruling two of the seven Northeast states -Assam and Arunachal. In Nagaland, the ruling Nagaland People's Front (NPF) is part of the NDA.

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