This Article is From Jun 05, 2019

Arunachal Lawmakers Want Wife Of Killed Colleague To Be Elected Unopposed

Suspected NSCN militants on May 21 had gunned down the sitting lawmaker and NPP assembly poll candidate Tirong Aboh and 10 others, including his son and security personnel, in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh.

Arunachal Lawmakers Want Wife Of Killed Colleague To Be Elected Unopposed

Suspected NSCN militants on May 21 had gunned down Tirong Aboh (File Photo)

Itanagar:

Cutting across party lines, members of the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday said Chakat Aboh, wife of assembly lawmaker Tirong Aboh who was killed by militants last month, should get elected unopposed from his Khonsa West seat.

Suspected NSCN militants on May 21 had gunned down the sitting lawmaker and NPP assembly poll candidate Tirong Aboh and 10 others, including his son and security personnel, in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh.

Responding to the proposal of the members during obituary reference in respect to Mr Aboh in the house, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said he will convene an all-party meeting soon to work out the proposal to get Chakat Aboh elected without any contest in the by-poll to the seat.

"Our efforts will be to ensure that she (Chakat) wins the by-poll unopposed as all the political parties have expressed their willingness to get her elected to the assembly as a tribute to Tirong Aboh, a youth leader full of potential," the chief minister said.

Mr Aboh was elected in 2014 as a lawmaker of People's Party of Arunachal and later joined the Congress and served as a cabinet minister in the Nabam Tuki government.

He was re-elected in the recently concluded assembly polls as a National People's Party (NPP) candidate.

Condemning the incident, Khandu informed the house that the state Cabinet in its first sitting on June 2 last, decided to hand over the case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).