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Ering hopes Pema Khandu carries forward his father's legacy

Updated: Jul 17, 2016 14:20 IST

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Expressing delight over Pema Khandu being selected as the next Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Congress leader Ninong Ering today expressed hope that the former carries forward his father Dorjee Khandu's legacy.

"I know him personally since the times his father Late Dorjee Khandu was the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. I know he is a very good man; his late father was a very good friend of mine. He was a Chief Minister, who was deep in the hearts of the people and they still remember him and still love him because this is a legacy, there has to be precedence, he just can't act like any other legislator or minister and has to follow his father's footsteps. When they say that he is the son of Doorjee Khandu, he has to keep up the trend and tradition." said Ering.

"He should take the Congress Party ahead. He has been a very faithful Congress man. Due to misunderstandings, he had just taken a shift but not to BJP or any other political party. He was there and even after the shift, he had slightly gone away but was with us. The Supreme Court judgement has proved that he is still a Congressman," he added.

Khandu, who was elected leader of the Congress in the Arunachal Pradesh assembly yesterday, has taken oath as the Chief Minister.

He replaced Nabam Tuki who resigned after stepping down as leader of the Congress Legislature Party or CLP yesterday, hours before he was to seek a trust vote.

The 36-year-old leader was part of a group of 30 party lawmakers who had rebelled against Mr Tuki's leadership.

Ering further said that his party would support the GST Bill in the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

"We also wanted the GST should be passed, the parliamentary standing committee has also rectified it, and the NDA has also agreed to the proposals we have made," he said.

Reacting to the approach of NDA government as well as Prime Minister, Ering said that he should take everyone along instead of reiterating his call for 'Congress Mukat Bharat'.

"It has to be reciprocated, you just can't clap with one hand, and we all have to work together. The development of the country, reaching out to the people with all his agendas, it would be better to move together," he added.

Ering's remark came ahead of the all-party meeting called today by the government to seek the support of Opposition parties in the passage of pending legislations during the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning tomorrow.(ANI)