Newly-elected MLA Phosum Khimhun takes oath on the first day of the two-day session
Itanagar: The newly-elected MLAs in Arunachal Pradesh took oath as the member of the 7th Legislative Assembly, on the first day of the two-day session, which began on Monday. Pro-tem Speaker Phosum Khimhun administered the oath to the new members. Chief Minister Pema Khandu was the first to take oath followed by Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and the Cabinet Ministers. Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki remained absent during the oath-taking ceremony.
Meanwhile, BJP MLA from Mechuka constituency Passang Dorjee Sona filed his nomination for the post of Speaker of the Assembly, while BJP member from Changlang North constituency Tesam Pongte filed his nomination for the post of Deputy Speaker. The election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker will be held on Tuesday if more nominations are filed by the members or else names of Sona and Pongte would be announced, Assembly sources informed.
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