Arunachal Assembly pays tributes to former ministers Tsering Tashi & Khapriso Krong
The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Thursday paid tributes to former ministers Tsering Tashi and Khapriso Krong, who passed away last year.Speaker Passang Dorjee Sona led the house in obituary reference in respect of both the leaders who made significant contributions to the state.Tashi died on October 16 last year after battling cancer at the age of 69.PTI | Itanagar | Updated: 25-02-2021 15:59 IST | Created: 25-02-2021 15:42 IST
Speaker Passang Dorjee Sona led the house in obituary reference in respect of both the leaders who made significant contributions to the state.
Tashi died on October 16 last year after battling cancer at the age of 69. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter, the Speaker said.
Tashi joined active politics in 1978 and won the mid- term polls in 1980. He was inducted into the government as one of the five cabinet ministers immediately after his first election victory by then chief minister Gegong Apang.
During his first term in office, he held the portfolios of PWD and Cooperative, among others.
In his second term in office, he held the portfolios of Social-Culture, Finance, RWD and Law.
Tashi was instrumental in getting Tawang the district status in 1984 and in the formation of the Itanagar Buddhist Culture Society.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and others also took part in obituary references of both the leaders.
Later the House observed a two-minute silence as a mark of respect for the departed souls and decided to send condolences to the bereaved family members of both the leaders.
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