BJP appoints Ravi Shankar Prasad and Tarun Chugh as observers for election of next Arunachal CM

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Ravi Shankar Prasad Tarun Chugh Arunachal Pradesh

Ravi Shankar Prasad (L); Tarun Chugh (R)

New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday appointed former Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and its national general secretary Tarun Chugh central observers for the meeting of its Arunachal Pradesh MLAs to elect the state's next chief minister.

The party in a statement said the two leaders will oversee the meeting where the MLAs will elect their leader, the new CM.

They are likely to travel to Itanagar on Wednesday.

The BJP has returned to power in the north east state by winning 46 seats in the 60-member assembly.

Incumbent chief minister Pema Khandu may retain his position, sources said.