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'Arunachal an indivisible part of India'

india Updated: Apr 10, 2007 17:33 IST
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Arunachal Pradesh indivisible part of India: Khandu

The newly-elected Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Dorjee Khandu has said that the entire Arunachal Pradesh is an indivisible part of India.

Asked to comment on the Chinese claim over Arunachal including Tawang an important Buddhist centre and birth place of 6th Dalai Lama, he told newsmen 'what to talk of Tawang, the entire Arunachal Pradesh is in this side of McMahon line and is an indivisible part of India'.

Khandu was talking to reporters after he took oath as Chief Minister late on Monday night. A Buddhist monk turned politician and former Tourism minister TG Rinpoche who represents Lumla assembly constituency in Tawang and a supporter of Khandu, on Tuesday hailed Khandu's election as the new CLP leader.

Khandu 51, is a Buddhist belonging to Monpa tribe of Tawang.