Arunachal former CM Gegong Apang joins Janata Dal (Secular)
Itanagar: Ahead of the Assembly election in Arunachal Pradesh, former Chief Minister Gegong Apang has joined the Janata Dal (Secular), the party headed by former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda.
The formal joining of Apang was held at Pasighat, the headquarters of East Siang district on Wednesday, in presence of Deve Gowda, sources close to the former Chief Minister informed here on Thursday. The decision to this effect was taken during a meeting held at Pasighat, he said. After joining the party, Apang while talking to reporters said, “The JD (S) has a secular outlook and therefore we have decided now we will be together.”
The former Chief Minister who ruled the State for 23 years, resigned from the BJP on January 15 this year accusing the party’s leadership of using every dirty trick in the book to get to power.
Apang was elected as MLA seven times.
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