The Resilient Rise of Pema Khandu: From Crisis to Leadership in Arunachal Pradesh

Pema Khandu, a sports enthusiast and music aficionado, has risen to prominence in Arunachal Pradesh's political landscape. After overcoming personal tragedy and navigating constitutional crises, Khandu cemented his leadership, bringing the BJP to power in the state. Known for his cultural contributions, he promotes traditional heritage and supports local athletes.


PTI | Itanagar | Updated: 02-06-2024 16:23 IST | Created: 02-06-2024 16:23 IST
The Resilient Rise of Pema Khandu: From Crisis to Leadership in Arunachal Pradesh
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Pema Khandu, a dedicated sports enthusiast and musical talent, has solidified his position as a prominent leader in Arunachal Pradesh. His journey to this leadership role was significantly marked by a constitutional crisis in 2016, which resulted in the imposition of president's rule.

A master strategist, Khandu played a pivotal role in bringing the BJP to power in Arunachal Pradesh, a feat never before achieved in the northeastern state bordering China. On Sunday, the BJP secured its rule for the third consecutive term, winning 46 seats in the 60-member assembly.

Khandu's political career began amid personal loss, spurred by the tragic helicopter crash death of his father, former chief minister Dorjee Khandu, in 2011. Starting with the Congress in 2000, his uncontested by-election win from his father's constituency Mukto marked the beginning of a swift rise in his political journey.

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