FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, Sept 18: Ending all speculations after over two months, Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today appointed 26 Parliamentary Secretaries including two women, to assist him in smooth functioning of his government.
Khandu administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new parliamentary secretaries in a simple function organised here in presence of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) Convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma.
This is the first time that a large number of parliamentary secretaries were appointed in the state. Khandu was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state on July 16 last after the Supreme Court reinstated the Congress government in the state which had witnessed months-long political turmoil.
Out of the newly appointed parliamentary secretaries six were former minister including, Phosum Khimhum, Gojen Gadi, Jarkar Gamlin, Phurpa Tsering, Thangwang Wangham and Thirong Aboh.
The other parliamentary secretaries are, C T Mein, Punji Mara, Jambey Tashi, P D So, Bamang Felix, Likha Saaya, Markio Tado, Gum Tayeng, Karya Bagang, Tapuk Taku, Kumsi Sidisow, Nikh Kamin, Techi Kaso, Mutchu Mithi, Pani Taram, Tatung Jamoh, Mama tung, Nyamar Karbak, Zingnu mchoom and Dikto Yekar.
The portfolios of the new parliamentary secretaries would be allocated soon.