Arunachal CM and six others temporarily suspended from party

The PPA is a member of the North East Democratic Alliance, a political coalition formed by the Bharatiya Janata Party along with other regional parties

Arunachal CM and six others temporarily suspended from party

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, his deputy Chowna Mein and five others were temporarily suspended from the People’s Party of Arunachal on Thursday for allegedly engaging in anti-party activities.

The five other MLAs are Jambey Tashi (Lumla), Passang Dorjee Sona (Mechuka), Chow Tewa Mein (Chowkham), Zingnu Namchom (Namsai) and Kamlung Mossang (Miao).

The PPA is a member of the North East Democratic Alliance, a political coalition formed by the Bharatiya Janata Party along with other regional parties.


PPA President Kahfa Bengia said in an order that the MLAs were being placed under temporary suspension with immediate effect pending initiation of disciplinary proceedings. He also said that he was satisfied with the proofs of their indulgence in gross “anti-party” activities.

The order further stated that with the suspension, Khandu ceased to be the leader of the PPA Legislature Party. He directed the party MLAs and PPA functionaries not to attend any meeting called by Khandu and said that any members failing to comply with the order would have to face disciplinary action of the party.

The party plans to elect a new leader and submit this name to the state Assembly soon, NDTV reported.