Kalikho Pul to be sworn in as Arunachal Pradesh CM today

Itanagar: With the President’s rule having been lifted in Arunachal Pradesh, dissident Congress leader Kalikho Pul is set to be sworn in as the state’s new Chief Minister tonight.

The swearing in ceremony is set to take place at the Raj Bhavan at 9 pm tonight in Itanagar.

“We had already decided on Kalikho Pul as the Chief Minister of the state and the ceremony will happen tonight at 9 pm, according to the invitations we have received from the Raj Bhavan,” leader of the Opposition Tamiyo Taga told ANI here.

The Union cabinet had on Wednesday decided to recommend revocation of President’s rule in the state but within hours the Supreme Court ordered that status quo be maintained till it examined records on the disqualification of the 14 rebel MLAs.

The revolt by Congress rebels led to a political crisis in the state that finally led to imposition of President’s Rule on January 26. (ANI)