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 is an Indian Politician and the current and 8th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. He belongs to the Indian National Congress. Before becoming the Chief Minister, Tuki served as a minister in many state cabinets.

Political career[edit]

Tuki was born on 7 July 1964 in a remote village called Ompuli in Sagalee sub-division under Papum Pare district. He is a graduate, is married and has seven children - five daughters and two sons. He 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. Before being elected to the legislature, he served as state NSUI President (1983 to 1986) and was the Chairman of North East NSUI Coordination Committee (1984 to 1986). He was the General Secretary of 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 [1]

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 in a helicopter crash, 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 of October 2011.[2][3] Among the 60 members of the legislative assembly, 42 opposed Gamlin, and thus he resigned from office. Tuki was sworn in on 1 November 2011.


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  2. ^ PTI (1 Nov 2011). "Nabam Tuki sworn in as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh". NDTV. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  3. ^ IANS (11 October 2011). "30 people injured in Arunachal violence". Hinudstan Times. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
Preceded by
Jarbom Gamlin
Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh
1 November 2011 – present
Succeeded by