ITANAGAR: BJP national election co- in-charge Vinod Sonkar announced Pakke Kessang MLA Biyu Ram Wahge as the new State BJP president for a term of three years here on Friday.
Meanwhile, State BJP vice-president Tame Phassang and State Returning Officer (SRO) Rodin Pertin were appointed as the national council members (NCM) for West and East parliamentary constituencies respectively.
Waghe had served the party for 20 years in the State in various capacities and succeeded Tapir Gao, who is at present the MP from the East parliamentary constituency.
Addressing media persons, Wahge thanked the party heads and its workers for their kind support and faith to impose the post upon him. He said the moment is more joyous than being the legislator of Pakke Kessang constituency and assured to work along the party lines.
“I have served the party for 20 years during the time when people ignored the party and were negligent to join the party. Thus, it makes me more than happy being elected as the party president,” he added.
Wahge said there is more responsibility being the president of the BJP in the State now. “We will work for the party and the people’s welfare taking forward the party ideology of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’” he said.
He also informed that, under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Pema Khandu, the party will reach the new heights in the State.