Itanagar: After being sworn-in as the ninth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu on Sunday said that differences which existed within the Congress party have been resolved as both teams, the Congress members and the rebels, are united under one roof.
"All the differences within, have been resolved under one roof, both teams are united and that team has decided I lead," he told ANI here.
The Chief Minister asserted that the expectations are high among the people since a lot of good work was done under his father and ex-chief minister, Dorjee Khandu's tenure and it is incumbent upon on him to resume the developmental work done by his father.
"Expectations of the public are high because before me, my father was the chief minister and a lot of good work was done under his tenure," he said.He further acknowledged his inexperience and said that he would carry out his work with the help of his experienced party members.
"In my team we have lot of experienced leaders. Although I would not claim that I am experienced, but I believe in team work and will work hard," he said.
Khandu was elected as the leader of Congress in Arunachal Pradesh assembly yesterday, after Tuki stepped down following the Supreme Court orders which resorted the Congress' rule in the state36-year-old Pema, the youngest chief minister of the country, replaced Nabam Tuki who resigned after stepping down as leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) hours before he was to seek a trust vote.
Chowna Mey took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of the state.Khandu's father, Dorjee had died in a chopper crash in 2011, hails from Tawang area, bordering China.
Khandu joined the Congress in early 2000 and became the secretary of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee in 2005.Khandu was later re-elected without any opposition from Mukto in the 2014 assembly elections.