Takam Pario Elected PPA Leader

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Itanagar:  Palin MLA Takam Pario has been unanimously elected as the leader of Peoples’ Party of Arunachal (PPA) Legislature party.

The decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of all the ten PPA MLAs held in a city hotel here on Monday under the chairmanship of Pario, a party release said .

Besides appointing Markio Tado, MLA from Tali as the chief whip of the party, Bordumsa-Diyun legislator Nikh Kamin has been appointed as the spokesman, the release said.

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The MLAs present in the meeting apart from suggesting legal consultation regarding the legality of merger of 33 party’s MLAs to BJP, also resolved to stand united under the leadership of Pario.

Pario assured the party MLAs that he would have proper consultations with them and party leaders from time to time and appealed to them to cooperate with him for smooth functioning of the party in the larger interest of the state, the release added.

Sources in the PPA have earlier confirmed that Takam Pario will be the next leader and CM elected candidate from the party.

People’s Party of Arunachal president Khafa Bengia said the party is not happy with the leadership of Pema Khandu, and that he has not been able to take the party into confidence on policy decisions.

“Certain consultations have to be there, but that has been missing. Complete communication gap between party organisation and governance,” Bengia said. “We have decided that Pema should go, if he continues then I fear that misunderstanding can develop between BJP and PPA,” he added.