Pema Khandu informed the Governor that the 40 members of the 7th Arunachal Pradesh State Legislative Assembly have unanimously elected him as their leader.
Mr Pema Khandu, MLA along with Mr Chowna Mein, MLA and Mr Tapir Gao, MP (Lok Sabha), Arunachal Pradesh State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President, called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 27th May 2019.
Mr Pema Khandu mentioned to the Governor about the meeting held today of 41 elected members of the Arunachal Pradesh State Legislative Assembly from Bharatiya Janata Party in the recently concluded 7th Legislative Assembly election of Arunachal Pradesh.
He informed the Governor that the 40 members of the 7th Arunachal Pradesh State Legislative Assembly have unanimously elected him as their leader in the 7th Legislative Assembly of the State. Accordingly, Mr Pema Khandu, MLA stake his claim to form the government.
Under the provisions of Article 164 (1) of the Constitution of India, the Governor has appointed Mr Pema Khandu MLA to be the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. He invited Mr Khandu, MLA to form the Government and take Oath as the Chief Minister on 29th May 2019 at 1200 Hrs. at Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre, Itanagar.
The Governor requested Mr Khandu to advise and inform him about the names of others to be appointed as members of his Council of Ministers.
Mr J.P. Nadda, Minister, Union Minister, Health & Family Welfare, Mr Himanta Biswas Sarma, Minister for PWD, Govt. of Assam, and Mr Ram Madhav, National General Secretary of BJP, were also present on the occasion.