ITANAGAR, Aug 1 - Senior Congress leader and former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has been appointed as the new president of the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC). He replaces Takam Sanjoy.
Meanwhile, sitting MLA from Mebo constituency, Lombo Tayeng, has been appointed as the CLP leader, replacing Takam Pario.
�Congress President has appointed Nabam Tuki as the PCC President, Arunachal Pradesh, and Lombo Tayeng, MLA, as the Leader of Congress Legislature Party in Arunachal Pradesh Assembly. The party appreciates the contribution of outgoing PCC president Takam Sanjoy and CLP leader Takam Pario,� stated a press release issued by AICC general secretary KC Venugopal on Wednesday.
The outgoing APCC president had reportedly resigned from the top post following the party�s defeat at the hands of the ruling BJP in the recent Assembly and Lok Sabha elections held simultaneously. Both Sanjoy and Pario unsuccessfully fought the 2019 Assembly polls, while Tuki and Tayeng retained their respective seats � Sagalee and Mebo.
The Congress won just four seats in the 60-member Assembly as against 42 seats in the 2014 polls. The party also lost both the Lok Sabha seats to the ruling BJP.