Arunachal MLAs take oath of office
Itanagar: The newly elected members of the sixth Arunachal Pradesh assembly took their oath of office on the inaugural day of the session Monday.
Protem speaker Kameng Dolo administered the oath to 58 members in the 60-member house.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, who was sworn-in on May 18 was the first to take the oath followed by other senior ministers and MLAs.
Congress MLA from Chowkham constituency C T Mein could not take the oath or affirmation on health grounds.
Election of the new assembly speaker and deputy speaker would be held tomorrow.
Tuki expanded his ministry last night by inducting nine cabinet ministers who were administered oath and secrecy of office by Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma.
The Congress had won 42 seats, including 11 uncontested and one posthumously in the April 9 assembly elections, while opposition BJP secured 11 seats, Peoples Party of Arunachal five and independents two seats.
Kanubari constituency Congress candidate Newlai Tinghatra died in a private hospital at Gurgaon on May 7.
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