Pema Khandu

Pema Khandu

Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh, BJP, Tawang, India.


Pema Khandu is the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. He was born on 21-08-1979 to Dorjee Khandu in Tawang District, Arunachal Pradesh. He completed a Graduate from Hindu College (Delhi University).

Khandu is the eldest son of former Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, who died in a helicopter accident on 30 April 2011 on a constituency visit to Tawang.

He Started his Political Journey with the Indian National Congress Party(INC). Post his father’s death, Khandu was included in the state government as Cabinet Minister for Water Resource, Urban Development, and Tourism.

He won the by-election to his father’s constituency uncontested Mukto on 30 June 2011 as an Indian National Congress candidate. In 2005, Khandu became a Secretary of the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee and In 2010, He was the President of the Tawang District Congress Committee.

In 2014, He was elected as Member of Legislature Assembly(MLA) from Mukto, Arunachal Pradesh. In 2016, He was elected Congress Legislature Party leader.

Khandu took the oath as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on 17 July 2016 at the age of 37 years following a year-long political crisis.  From 16 Sept 2016 to 31 Dec 2016, 43 MLAs, including Khandu, switched to the People’s Party of Arunachal and again took oath as CM of Arunachal.

He joined the Bharatiya Janta Party(BJP). In 2019, He was elected as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh of Bharatiya Janata Party in Arunachal Pradesh.

During the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, Arunachal Pradesh became the first state in India to declare itself coronavirus free after the lone patient who tested positive recovered from the disease.

Khandu is currently the Youngest CM in India to hold the office. He became the second Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh of Bharatiya Janata Party in Arunachal Pradesh.

Gyangkhar village, P.O Lemberdung, PS Tawang, Dist. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Contact Number:+91- 03794200551, 03794200552, 9436630001

Party Activities

Will miss a very sincere and hardworking officer Vikram Singh Malik (IAS) who successfully headed Arunachal’s control room for #COVID19 contributing enormously in the fight against the virus. Wishing you all luck as you head for New Delhi in assisting the COVID-19 management in the national capital.


To care for humanity is to care for nature. Today on #WorldEnvironmentDay, let us all take the pledge to preserve and protect nature. Went on a plantation drive this morning. It’s time for all of us to take action and restore our natural world.

A review today with the State Contact Tracing Team. The team’s job is to help stop the chain of coronavirus transmission in the event of any positive case in the state. Happy to know that the team has successfully tracked all people in contact with the #COVID-19 patient, who had tested positive recently. Looking forward to effective coordination between the State and District Contact Tracing Team to fight the pandemic.

Happy to meet today Shri Lham Thrinley, DIG in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) at SHQ Bomdila, a native from Dirang, during his call on at Tawang. Thank you, SSB for assisting the local administration in fighting the novel

Police Station Inaugurated

Jang, a small administrative headquarters in Tawang district now has a full-fledged police station. Inaugurated the police station at Jang today in presence of Hon’ble MLA Shri Tsering Tashi Ji.

Border Roads Organization (BRO)

congratulate the Border Roads Organization (BRO) for completing the 50m Tawang Chu bridge and 45m Sukha bridge in Tawang and West Kameng districts respectively. Dedicated the bridges to the nation today, which will allow faster civilian and military movement near the India-Tibet border.

Hoping Arunachal continues to remain in the green zone. Every effort is on. Checked for any lack of facilities at a quarantine center in PTC, Banderdewa today. A team effort is must from the respective district administration, the health, and the police department to prevent seeping of coronavirus pandemic into our state.

The coronavirus crisis has a very important lesson for us that we grow our own food and be self-reliant. Big applause for all the BJP Karyakartas across the state who are practically carrying out these messages through their yeoman service. They are distributing their own farm grown rice and vegetables to the needy. They are also actively distributing masks that are locally made. I am proud of our party Karyakartas who is not only working with selfless zeal but is also leaving behind a very important message for the Arunachal that when confronted with difficulties, it’s tough that lasts not the tough times.


Born in Tawang

Arunachal Pradesh


Completed Graduate

from Hindu College (Delhi University)


Joined in the INC


Cabinet Minister

for Water Resource, Urban Development and Tourism.



 of the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee



 of Tawang District Congress Committee.



from Mukto, Arunachal Pradesh


Congress Legislature Party Leader


Chief Minister


Joined in the BJP


Chief Minister

Andhra Pradesh