Sat, Mar 25, 2017 | updated 11:15 AM IST

Arunachal Congress congratulates CM Khandu, presents 'revamped, united' govt. for the people

Updated: Jul 17, 2016 14:31 IST

Itanagar, July 17 (ANI): Asserting that there were no more difference within the party in Arunachal Pradesh, the Congress on Sunday congratulated the newly-appointed Chief Minister Pema Khandu, saying that the party would whole-heartedly co-operate with him to run the government in service of the people of the state.

Speaking to ANI here after Khandu's swearing-in ceremony, former chief minister Nabam Tuki said that now with the misconceptions and differences being cleared out, the party will work towards making itself more united.

"There are no more differences anymore, everything has been cleared once and for all and we are united. We will work together as one unit for the development of the state and for the service of the people. We will make the party stronger," Tuki said.

Echoing similar sentiments, former chief minister Kalikho Pul extended his best wishes to his successor and said that he would cooperate with Khandu in the new government.

Sworn-in as the new Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein said that the new government has the blessings from its former seat holders and will now charge ahead to work for the development of the state.

"There are a lot of responsibilities now. Our new, revamped government is back in power and all the disagreements are gone. Our new government will work towards development. Nabam Tuki and Kalikho Pul are also here and we have their blessings," Mein told ANI.

After being elected leader of the Congress in the Arunachal Pradesh assembly yesterday, Pema Khandu was sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, bringing back the rebel leaders in the fray.

The Congress succeeding in roping the rebels back to the party fold by forcing Nabam Tuki to step down as the chief minister.

The much anticipated floor test in Arunachal Pradesh Assembly was cancelled after Tuki resigned as the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader.

Khandu, the son of former chief minister Dorjee Khandu, was elected as the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader.

Khandu was part of a group of 30 party legislators, who had rebelled against Tuki's leadership.

Tuki, on his part, said that he sacrificed all his powers in a bid to strengthen the grand old party.

Tuki resigned owing to internal disputes in the party over his leadership.

Rejecting Tuki's request to provide some more time to hold the floor test to prove his majority, Governor Tathagata Roy yesterday said the floor test would go ahead as scheduled.

With all its 45 legislators back in the fold, the Congress will have a majority yet again in the 60-member Arunachal Pradesh Assembly.

The Supreme Court, in a historic verdict on Wednesday, reinstated Tuki-led Congress Government and quashed the actions of the Governor post December 15 last year.

In December last, the Congress rebels, backed by the BJP, staged a coup and ousted Tuki as the chief minister. (ANI)

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] Mar. 25 (ANI): The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday ordered the transfer of Chennai Police Commissioner S. George ahead of the R.K. Nagar by-polls.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): Ending their five-day strike, the resident doctors resumed their duties on Saturday morning upon receiving assurances from Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and following the intervention by the Bombay High Court about their security.

Full Story >>

Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh) [India] Mar. 25 (ANI): A major fire gutted four houses while one was partially damaged in Kinnaur's Kothi village early morning today.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): A massive fire broke out in Narela industrial area today morning, in which a person lost his life.

Full Story >>

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Mar. 25 (ANI): Three women constables were suspended yesterday for allegedly taking a selfie in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while on duty with a gang-rape and acid attack victim who was undergoing treatment in Lucknow's KGMU Hospital.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): A massive fire broke out in Narela industrial area today morning.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah will address the party's mega convention of booth-level workers in New Delhi on Saturday.

Full Story >>

Delhi court to hear National Herald case today

Updated: Mar 25, 2017 06:02 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): The Patiala House Court will today hear the National Herald matter.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): The Patiala House Court will today hear Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal's plea challenging his solitary confinement in a high security cell in the Tihar Jail.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): After six days of wide protests, Maharashtra resident doctors called off their strike and re-joined their duties with immediate effect in the wee hours on Saturday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): Appreciating the U.K. Government for clearing India's request for the extradition of liquor baron Vijay Mallya, the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Saturday said the 'fugitive' was needed in the country for questioning and examination.

Full Story >>

New Delhi/Patna [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): The Janata Dal (United) on Saturday took a dig at the newly-elected Uttar Pradesh Government, saying that the Bihar Police was capable of handling miscreants without forming 'anti-Romeo' squads.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): Backing Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh Government's 'anti-Romeo' squad policy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Saturday said women constables should be recruited in the team who must have full freedom to deal with men who resort to such mischief.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): Dissociating the term 'anti-Romeo squad' from the Indian culture, Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Saturday said that some other name such as 'Heer-Ranjha' or 'Laila-Majnu' could instead have been taken, adding that it was the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) anti-cultural approach which led to this.

Full Story >>

Jhajjar (Haryana) [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): A case of mass cheating has come to light since a video showing the same has been circulating on the social media.

Full Story >>

Committed to achieving zero TB deaths: Nadda

Updated: Mar 25, 2017 03:19 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): With the aim of ensuring zero Tuberculosis (TB) deaths and affordable and quality healthcare to the population, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda launched new initiatives to combat the disease.

Full Story >>

Patna (Bihar) [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said civil societies should come forward to meet challenges for social and economic development of states like Bihar and Jharkhand.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Union Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Friday while appreciating the initiative of the Union Cabinet to establish a constitutional commission for the upliftment of the backward classes said that the demand was pending from long time and it is good that now some steps have been taken on it.

Full Story >>

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Mar.24 (ANI): A case has been registered against Congress leader V. Hanumantha Rao in Hyderabad's Saifabad Police Station under Sections 353, 294-B and 504 of the Indian Penal code (IPC) for shouting at a Telangana police officer.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): The Indian Navy once again successfully conducted maiden trial firing of newly installed Surface-to-Air missile system from aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.

Full Story >>