Itanagar: Roing legislator Mutchu Mithi has been unanimously elected as the legislature party leader for National People’s Party (NPP) in Arunachal Pradesh.
Forty-one-year old Mutchu is the son of former chief minister and present Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi.
The selection came following the legislature party meeting which was on Sunday held at the national capital under the chairmanship of Meghalaya chief minister and also NPP president Conrad K Sangma.
Also present in the meeting were NPP state president Gicho Kabak, Meghalaya home minister James Sangma, MLAs Tapuk Taku, Gokar Basar and other senior leaders of the party.
The members present in the meeting also extended their best wishes to chief minister Pema Khandu for successfully winning 41 seats in the state assembly and two in the Lok Sabha elections. The NPP expressed hoped that the Pema Khandu-led BJP government will do its best for all-round development of Arunachal Pradesh.
The NPP, which is in alliance with the National Democratic Alliance led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), won five seats in the assembly election.
Meanwhile, Sangma assured the party leaders of Arunachal that he would be visiting the family members of Khonsa West MLA Tirong Aboh and others who were killed by suspected militants in the May 21 ambush.
Further, Sangma will also be attending the oath-taking ceremony of Pema Khandu as chief minister of Arunachal on May 29.
Mutchu was first elected from Roing seat in the 2014. He retained the seat in this year’s assembly polls by defeating Laeta Umbrey of the BJP by more than 400 votes.