Arunachal CM resigns over leadership tussle
Posted on: 05:46 PM IST Oct 31, 2011
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin resigned on Monday following the leadership crisis in the state. Gamlin claimed that he has resigned from the All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Saturday.
Gamlin sent his resignation letter to the AICC on Friday after Gamlin he was told by the high-command to resign to resolve the leadership crisis in the state.
Meanwhile, as many as 24 out of 42 Congress MLAs have supported state party president Nabam Tuki as the next Chief Minister.
Tuki also has the support of two independent MLAs.
The development came a week after Congress leaders from Arunachal Pradesh met party president Sonia Gandhi over the issue in New Delhi.
The leadership crisis in the state emerged when Gamlin was accused of getting a senior state Cabinet minister, Chowma Mein, abducted.
The minister was allegedly abducted for a few hours in state capital Itanagar at gunpoint.