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CLP meeting in Arunachal tomorrrow to elect new chief minister

india Updated: Oct 23, 2009 19:52 IST

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Dorjee Khandu seemed to be a frontrunner for the Arunachal Pradesh chief minister's post for a second term as the Congress Legislature Party meets on Saturday.

"The CLP meeting will be held tomorrow to elect the new chief minister. All the 42 Congress MLAs are expected to reach here by tomorrow morning," APCC president Nabam Tuki told PTI.

Congress secured two thirds majority yesterday winning 42 of the 60 seats in the House.

Senior party leaders leaders Oscar Fernandes, Luizinho Faleiro and V Narayansami would attend the CLP meeting as central observers.

Khandu, who took over as chief minister on April 9, 2007 after ousting then chief minister Gegong Apang had said yesterday that he was ready for the hot seat once again.

Party sources said Khandu may become the chief minister unopposed as his bete noire Apang had lost the election. Khandu was elected unopposed.