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Arunachal: Newly elected Arunachal legislators sworn-in

The new legislators were sworn-in by the Pro-tem Speaker Phosum Khimhun.


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The newly elected members of Arunachal Legislative  Assembly took the oath of affirmation in the first session of the  Seventh Legislative Assembly which began here on Monday.

The new legislators were sworn-in by the Pro-tem Speaker Phosum Khimhun.

The  Pro-tem Speaker called for swearing-in of the newly elected MLAs and  the ceremony started with Chief Minister  Pema Khandu taking the oath  followed by Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, then the Cabinet  Ministers and legislators.

Al together 57 newly elected MLAs took the oath of affirmation. Four members took the oath in Hindi and the others in English.

Nabam Tuki , former Chief Minister and Congress leader, who retained the Sagalee seat, was not present during the ceremony due to ill health.

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Former MP from Arunachal East and Congress leader, Ninong Ering took the oath in Hindi. He won from Pasighat West Assembly seat. Minister Education Taba Tedir and  Agriculture Minister Tage Taki and Pangin MLA Ojing Tasing also take oath of affirmation in Hindi.

Earlier,  as soon as the House assembled, the Pro-tem Speaker welcomed all the  MLAs and termed them the ‘lucky ones’ for being elected, adding,  20 members are new faces in the Seventh Legislative Assembly.

He  hoped that the elected members would reciprocate the huge turnout of  voters in this election by maintaining and upholding the democratic  values of the country.

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