Nabam Tuki, a dissident leader which was front runner to become chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh after tragic death of popular CM Dorjee Khandu, has been sworn in as CM of Arunachal Pradesh on 1st November 2011.
The 47 years old leader belong to Nyshi community, one of the principal constituent of Tani tribe. He has replaced Jarbom Gamlin, belonging to Galo community, another Tani tribe.
After death of Dorjee Khandu, Nabam Tuki emerged as front runner to become Chief MInister, but at the last moment he was pipped by Jarbom Gamlin.
ICC observers – Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, former DoNER Minister Bijoy Krishna Handique and CWC member and in-charge of Arunachal, Dr (Col) Dhaniram Shandil, Jarbom Gamlin, former Chief Minister Gegong Apang, party MPs Takam Sanjoy and Ninong Ering and MLAs were present at the swearing-in ceremony.
Tuki told reporters that his priority was to maintain peace and communal harmony for speedy development of the State by following the “rule of law of the land”.
Gamlin said, “We shall work hand in hand and try to carry out all development activities.”
Nyishi people live in and around capital Arunachal Pradesh which has seen some unrest recently. Arunachal Pradesh is a sensitive border state in India which is claimed by China as South Tibet.