Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu surely knows how to keep everyone on their toes. Last week the CM shocked the entire nation by leaving the Congress to join the People’s Party Of Arunachal (PPA). This was not the only casualty as the CM took with him 42 out of 43 legislators, leaving the grand old party high and dry. Former CM Nabam Tuki is all who’s left in the Arunachal Congress.
Now barely a week after defecting, the CM reshuffled his cabinet. The CM (now with the PPA Government) allocated portfolios to the newly inducted 26 Parliamentary Secretaries.
An official release states that RWD Minister Kumar Waii has been given additional charge of Home while Water Resource Development (WRD), Geology and Mining minister Kamlung Mossang would handle additional charge of Food and Civil Supplies.
Animal husbandry, veterinary and dairy development minister Rajesh Tacho would handle additional portfolio of Sports and Youth Affairs. Jomde Kena has been made new health and family welfare minister while his earlier portfolios of Transport, Supply and Transport, Legal Metrology & Consumer Affairs has been withdrawn and attached with the CM.
Accordingly, Thangwang Wangham is in charge of Power (Electrical) while Gojen Gadi is the parliamentary secretary for WCD, SJETA & Land Management) Phurpa Tsering (Health Services) and Tirong Aboh (Geology & Mining), an official release informed here today.
Menawhile C T Mein has been given the charge of Environment and Forest, and Punji Mara got the department of Horticulture, Phosum Khimhun (Hydro power), Jambey Tashi (RWD), P D Sona (Tourism), Bamang Felix (Education), Markio Tado (Food & Civil Supply), Likha Saaya (Transport, Supply & Transport), Gum Tayeng (WRD), Tapuk Taku (Tax & Excise) and Kumsi Sidisow (PHED).
Karya Bagang got the portfolio of Industries, Textile & Handicrafts, Nikh Kamin (Disaster Management), Techi Kaso (UD, Housing, Town Planning & Municipal Affairs), Mutchu Mithi (PWD), Pani Taram (Home), Mama Natung (RD & Panchayati Raj), Tatung Jamoh (Agriculture), Nyamar Karbak (Sports & Youth Affairs), Dikto Yekar (Art & Culture) and Zingnu Namchoom (Planning). Portfolio to former minister Jarkar Gamlin would be allocated within a day or two, the release added.