Pema Khandu was born on 21 August 1979 and is an Indian politician and the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
14 Facts About Pema Khandu
Pema Khandu is son of former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Dorjee Khandu.
Post his father's death, Pema Khandu was included in the state government as Cabinet Minister for Water Resource Development and Tourism.
Pema Khandu won the by election to his father's constituency uncontested Mukto on 30 June 2011 as an Indian National Congress candidate.
Pema Khandu became a secretary of the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee in 2005 and the Tawang District Congress Committee president in 2010.
Pema Khandu was elected Congress Legislature Party leader on 16 July 2016 replacing Nabam Tuki.
Pema Khandu was re-elected unopposed from Mukto in the 2014 Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election.
Pema Khandu took the oath as the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh on 17 July 2016 at the age of 36 years following a year-long political crisis.
On 16 September 2016,43 MLAs from the ruling party, under the CM Pema Khandu, defected from Indian National Congress to People's Party of Arunachal, an ally of Bharatiya Janata Party.
In December 2016, Pema Khandu proved majority on the floor of the house with 33 of the People's Party of Arunachal's 43 legislators joining the Bharatiya Janata Party as the BJP increased its strength to 45 with support of two independents as it had 11 MLAs already.
Pema Khandu became second Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh of Bharatiya Janata Party in Arunachal Pradesh after 44 days Gegong Apang led government in 2003.
In 2019 Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, Pema Khandu won a landslide victory for Bharatiya Janata Party by winning 41 of 60 seats and its allies Janata Dal with 7 states and National People's Party won 4 seats.
Pema Khandu took oath as Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister on 29 May 2019.
Pema Khandu serves as the President of the Arunachal Pradesh Football Association since 2019.