Itanagar: Newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Lumla Assembly Constituency in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang district, Tsering Lhamu, on Thursday took oath as a member of the Seventh Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh.
State Assembly Speaker Pasang Dorjee Sona administered the oath to her in a brief but impressive ceremony held at the Nokmey Namati Hall of the Legislative Assembly Secretariat here in the presence of Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Home and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bamang Felix and other dignitaries.
Asked about her priority, the first-time MLA, also the first female lawmaker from Tawang bordering China said that her first and foremost priority will be to complete all the unfinished projects initiated by her late husband Jambey Tashi.
With little above a year left for the general elections in 2024, Lhamu, who preferred to take the oath in Hindi, said she will try her level best to complete the welfare projects as much as possible before the election model code of conduct comes into effect.
Further, Lhamu vowed to work sincerely to effectively implement all the flagship programmes, including the ones for the welfare of the poor and downtrodden, in her constituency keeping in mind Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government’s slogan “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas aur Sabka Prayaas”.
The MLA, meanwhile, conveyed her deep sense of gratitude to Prime Minister Modi and BJP National President JP Nadda for choosing her for the major responsibility. She also expressed her thankfulness to senior BJP leader and Chief Minister Pema Khandu, his council of ministers and other leaders of Arunachal for supporting her and family during her difficult time.
She also thanked the people of Lumla constituency for electing her uncontested in the recent bye-election, which was necessitated following the untimely demise of incumbent MLA and her husband Jambey Tashi on November 2 last.
The oath-taking ceremony was also attended by party MLAs, senior state government officers and others. The family members of Lhamu and her supporters from Lumla were also present on the occasion.