Chowna Mein


Chowna Mein is an Indian politician from Arunachal Pradesh. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party. Previously he was member of Indian National Congress. Currently, he is the Deputy-Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh from July 2016 under Pema Khandu. He also held the post of Deputy-Chief Minister in the Arunachal Pradesh from March to July 2016 led by the Kalikho Pul.[1][2][3]

Chowna Mein
The Agriculture Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Shri Chowna Mein calling on the Union Minister for Agriculture, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, in New Delhi on September 17, 2014 (cropped).jpg
1st Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh
Assumed office
29 May 2019
GovernorJyoti Prasad Rajkhowa
Member of Legislative Assembly, Arunachal Pradesh
Assumed office
In office
Chief MinisterPema Khandu
Personal details
Born (1950-12-02) 2 December 1950 (age 71)
Sunpura, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Other political
Alma materJawaharlal Nehru University

In 1995, 1999 and 2004, he was elected from Lohit district's Lekang assembly constituency of Arunachal Pradesh.[4]

In 2019 assembly elections, he won from Chowkham-Wakro constituency.[1]

On 21 December 2016, Pema Khandu was suspended from the party by the party president and Takam Pario was named as the next likely Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh replacing Khandu after People's Party of Arunachal suspended Khandu along with 6 other MLAs.[5][6][7]

On December, 2016, Pema Khandu proved majority on the floor with 33 of the People's Party of Arunachal’s 43 legislators joining the Bharatiya Janata Party as the BJP party increased its strength to 45 and it has the support of two independents. He became second Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh of Bharatiya Janata Party in Arunachal Pradesh after 44 days lead Gegong Apang government in 2003.[8][9]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ CEO Arunachal Pradesh. List of contesting candidates Archived 2014-08-02 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Assam Tribune. Congress wins 11 seats unopposed in Arunachal Archived April 29, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Election results". Election Commission of India, New Delhi. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Election results". Election Commission of India, New Delhi.
  5. ^ "After Pema Khandu's suspension, Takam Pario to be new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, PPA Chairman says". The Times of India. 30 December 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  6. ^ Takam Pario likely to be Arunachal CM in 2017 after PPA suspendsKhandu
  7. ^ Takam Pario, the richest Arunachal MLA, may replace Pema Khandu as CM
  8. ^ Khandu wins musical chairs game for BJP
  9. ^ Shifting to BJP, Pema Khandu drops 3 ministers, 2 advisors, 5 parliamentary secretaries