Itanagar: In a significant political
development all four legislators of Peoples Party of Arunachal
(PPA) merged with Congress giving a boost to the ruling party
in this north eastern state.
The merger was announced today by Speaker Wanglin
Lowangdong in a decision as per the provision of the Tenth
Schedule of Constitution and Members of Arunachal Pradesh
Legislative Assembly (Disqualification on Ground Defection)
The four PPA MLAs are Phurpa Tsering (Dirang), Kumsi
Sidisow (Thrizino-Buragaon), Takam Pario (Palin) and Markio
Tado (Tali) merged with the Congress late last night, party
With this the strength of Congress in the 60-member
assembly has increased to 46, while NCP and Trinamool Congress
have 5 each, BJP 3 and a lone Independent.