Dorjee Khandu

Dorjee Khandu

Dorjee Khandu

Date of Birth : March 3, 1955

Mini Biography :

Dorjee Khandu (born March 3, 1955, Gyangkhar village) is an Indian politician, the leader of the Indian National Congress and the current Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. He became the sixth chief minister of the Indian state, replacing Gegong Apang on April 9, 2007. After the victory of his party in the Arunachal Pradesh legislative assembly elections, 2009 he again sworn in as the chief minister on 25 October, 2009.

He belongs to Monpa tribe. He is the son of late Leki Dorjee, and has four sons and two daughters.
He was in the Indian Army Intelligence Core and worked there for more than seven years. He received a gold medal for the meritorious intelligence services rendered during Bangladesh War;

In October, 1999 he was eleected to third Legislative Assembly of the State of Arunachal Pradesh. He was the Minister for Mines, Relief & Rehabilitation from 15 October 2002 to 27 July 2003. In 2003, he became the Minister for Relief & Rehabilitation and Disaster Management.

In 2004, he was re-elected unopposed from Mukto constituency in the Arunachal Pradesh assembly elections and became the minister for Power, NCER, and relief and rehabilitation. On 9 April, 2007 he became the Chief Miniister of the state, replacing Gegong Apang.In, 2009 he was again elected unopposed from the same consitituency and sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state on 25 October, 2009.

Chavan, Hooda and Dorjee Khandu set to retain jobs

A day after results of the assembly elections, Congress was busy assembling the pieces of government formation in Maharashtra and Ashok Chavan Congress leaders celebrates their victory in Maharashtra state assembly elections. Haryana, reconfirming its frontrunners in the states and altering...

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Campaigning ends for Tuesday’s assembly polls

Campaigning ended on Sunday for the October 13 Assembly polls in Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh, being seen as the first key test of popularity for major political parties after the Lok Sabha elections. The over four week-long canvassing saw top...

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Cong capture 3 seats in Arunachal without contest

Arunachal  Pradesh  Chief  Minister  Dorjee    Khandu and two other  Congress candidates are set to be elected to the new state  Assembly unopposed as no other candidate has filed nominations against them, election office sources said after nominations closed. For Khandu, it...

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