BJP became part of the government, with its MLA Tamyo Taga being sworn in as minister on October 15. Taga (65), a former BJP national executive committee member, was administered oath by Governor V Shanmuganathan at the Itanagar Raj Bhawan on October 15 with senior BJP and PPA leaders attended the function.
With Taga’s induction, Arunachal became the 14th state in the country to have a coalition government comprising the BJP, and the sixth state where the BJP has tied up with regional parties to share power.
“It is part and parcel of the system. One has to be dropped to accommodate another,” Khandu was quoted as having told reporters after Taga was sworn in.
It was less than a month after Congress losing power in Arunachal Pradesh when all party MLAs, barring Nabam Tuki, joined People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA).