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Arunachal MLA takes oath

By Correspondent

ITANAGAR, Feb 19 � Newly-elected Congress lawmaker, Nyamar Karbak, who won from Liromoba Assembly Constituency in the February 13 bye-election, today took oath as a member of the 60-member State Assembly.

He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Speaker Nabam Rebia in a brief ceremony held at the Nokmey Namati Hall of Assembly Secretariat, Naharlagun in the presence of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, his Ministerial colleagues, several legislators and top-ranking government officers, among others.

The 35-year-old Karbak had won the bye-poll defeating his nearest rival, Bai Gadi of BJP, by a slender margin of 119 votes. The Congress nominee had polled 3,808 votes as against Gadi�s 3,689.

The bye-poll was necessitated by the demise of former Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin on November 30 last year.

Budget session: In the meantime, Governor Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma (Retd) has summoned the State Assembly to meet from March 5. It will be a six day session, according to a communiqu� from the Assembly Secretariat here.

Tuki, who also holds the Finance portfolio, is expected to present the Budget during the ensuing session even as the State Plan outlay for the current financial year was yet to be allocated.

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