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Arunachal Pradesh CM Jarbom Gamlin resigns

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Oct 29, 2011 at 05:20pm IST

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin resigned on Friday following the leadership crisis in the state.

Gamlin sent his resignation letter to the All India Congress Committee (AICC).

This came after Gamlin was told by the high-command to resign to resolve the leadership crisis in Arunachal Pradesh.

Arunachal Pradesh CM Jarbom Gamlin resigns

Congress leaders from Arunachal Pradesh had met party president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi last week.

The Congress president is slated to meet AICC observers on Saturday afternoon to discuss the issue.

Meanwhile, as many as 24 out of 42 Congress MLAs have supported state party president Nabam Tuki as the next Chief Minister.

Tuki also has the support of two independent MLAs.

The development came a week after Congress leaders from Arunachal Pradesh met party president Sonia Gandhi over the issue in New Delhi.

The leadership crisis in the state emerged when Gamlin was accused of getting a senior state Cabinet minister, Chowma Mein, abducted.

The minister was allegedly abducted for a few hours in state capital Itanagar at gunpoint.

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