ITANAGAR, July 20 - Amid an unprecedented security arrangement, the newly installed Pema Khandu-led Congress Government in Arunachal Pradesh has comfortably won the crucial but trouble-free �test� � motion of confidence � on the floor of the �specially� convened Assembly session at Naharlagun here today.
The one-day House session was summoned by the acting Governor Tathagata Roy yesterday asking the new dispensation to take to the floor test.
Khandu was sworn in as the ninth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on July 17, a day after the incumbent Nabam Tuki stepped down from the post of CM as well as the Congress Legislature Party leader�s post few hours ahead of his scheduled floor test as directed by the Governor.
Even if it was passed by voice vote, today�s motion of confidence, moved by the Chief Minister Khandu himself, witnessed all 46 members, including 44 from ruling Congress and two Independents, voting in favour of the Chief Minister. However, Opposition BJP, led by their leader Tamiyo Taga, voted against the motion.
Later participating in the discussions, Khandu thanked all the members, including his predecessors Nabam Tuki and Kalikho Pul, for supporting him as the leader of the House.
He �assured� the House that his first and foremost duty will be to lead all the members, cutting across party lines, along the path towards bringing all-round development of the State. He also advocated �financially empowering� all the MLAs for all-round development of their respective constituencies and �equal development� of all tribes in the State that has 26 major tribes and more than 100 sub-tribes.