Nabam Tuki

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Nabam Tuki
8th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh
Assumed office
1 November 2011
Preceded by Jarbom Gamlin
Personal details
Born (1964-07-07)7 July 1964
Ompuli village, Sagalee, Papum Pare district
Nationality Indian
Political party Indian National Congress
Children 7
Residence Itanagar
Occupation Social service and development by political activity
Religion Christianity

Nabam Tuki was sworn in as the 8th Chief minister of the Arunachal Pradesh state of India on 1 November 2011 by Governor Joginder Jaswant Singh, who administered the oath of office and secrecy at the Raj Bhavan in Itanagar.[1][2] He belongs to the Nyishi community. He succeeds Jarbom Gamlin as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.

Political career[edit]

Itanagar: Nabam Tuki is the Eighth Chief Minister(Seventh person) of the sensitive border state of Arunachal Pradesh.Tuki was public works minister in the outgoing cabinet and also the state Congress party president.After the internal revolt within the Congress Party in Arunachal Pradesh with a majority of the 42 Congress legislators in the 60-member house who were opposed to Gamlin for his alleged authoritarian rule Tuki was unanimously selected as the 8th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh .Gamlin was sworn in as chief minister on 5 May after the death of former chief minister Dorjee Khandu in a helicopter crash on 30 April.


Tuki was first elected to the second legislative assembly in 1995 from Sagalee constituency and served as the deputy agriculture minister in the Gegong Apang ministry.He also served as Transport and Civil Aviation minister in 1998. Earlier, he was the IFCD minister in 1996.

He was re-elected to the assembly in 1999 from the same constituency and became a cabinet minister with the Environment and Forest portfolio in the Mukut Mithi ministry.He was re-elected in the 2004 and 2009 assembly elections and served as the PWD and urban Development minister under the Apang and Khandu ministries.Born on 7 July 1964 in remote Ompuli village in Sagalee sub-division under Papum Pare district, Tuki is a graduate and has seven children, including two sons.He also served as state NSUI President (1983 to 1986) and was Chairman, North East NSUI Coordination Committee (1984 to 1986). He was General Secretary, All India NSUI (1986 to 1988) and Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress President (1988 to 1995).

Tuki also served as Vice Chairman, North Eastern Youth Congress Coordination Committee (1988 to 1993) and as Working President, North Eastern Youth Congress Coordination Committee from 1993 to 1995.Since his early days Tuki has been a "people's own leader" and continues to work with the people for the people with special emphasis on sustained and vibrant Panchayati Raj system. Tuki is an ardent advocate of Grass Root Democracy and People's Participation in Developmental Process. He is a sports lover and Tuki is also the current president of the Arunachal Cricket Association. Official Website [3] Follow on Twitter @NabamTukiCM [4] Official Facebook NabamTukiINC [5]

Political Turmoil[edit]

There was political turmoil in Arunachal Pradesh before the Tuki was elected as CM. After the death of the CM late Dorjee Khandu there were large incidents of violence and protests over the chief ministership. Witnesses said about 30 people were injured, some of them in police firing and others in violent clashes, while a large mob went on the rampage, burning vehicles in and around the capital city. The clashes are believed to have political overtones, with demands for a change in the leadership of Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin increasing by the day. There are reports that the Nyishi Consultative Committee was backed by the chief minister to counter several such protests and moves by Gamlin's detractors in the last few weeks.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Nabam Tuki: From grassroot worker to Arunchal Pradesh CM". DNA India. 1 Nov 2011. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nabam Tuki sworn in Arunachal Pradesh chief minister". Times of India. 01/11/2011. Retrieved 01/11/2011. 
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  6. ^ PTI (1 Nov 2011). "Nabam Tuki sworn in as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh". NDTV. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  7. ^ IANS (11 October 2011). "30 people injured in Arunachal violence". Hinudstantimes. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
Preceded by
Jarbom Gamlin
Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh
1 November 2011 – present
Succeeded by