Nabam Tuki

Nabam Tuki (born 7 July 1964) is an Indian politician and a former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.[2] He held this position twice between 2011 and 2016.[3] His first term spanned between November 2011 and January 2016, while the second term merely lasted for 3 days in the month of July 2016. He belongs to the Indian National Congress. Tuki represents Sagalee Constituency in Papumpare district.

Nabam Tuki
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CM Tuki
8th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh
In office
13 July 2016[1] – 16 July 2016
GovernorTathagata Roy
Preceded byKalikho Pul
Succeeded byPema Khandu
In office
1 November 2011 – 26 January 2016
GovernorJ. J. Singh
Nirbhay Sharma
Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa
Preceded byJarbom Gamlin
Succeeded byPresident's rule
Personal details
Born (1964-07-07) 7 July 1964 (age 56)
Ompuli, Assam, India
(now in Arunachal Pradesh, India)
Political partyIndian National Congress

Early lifeEdit

Tuki was born in a Nyishi family on 7 July 1964 in Ompuli, Sagalee sub-division, Papum Pare district. He is married and has two sons and five daughters.[4]

Political careerEdit

Tuki served as state National Students' Union of India president (1983 to 1986) and was the Chairman of North East NSUI Coordination Committee (1984 to 1986).[4] He was the General Secretary of All India NSUI (1986 to 1988) and Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress President (1988 to 1995).[4] He was first elected to the second legislative assembly in 1995 from Sagalee constituency and served as the deputy agriculture minister in the Gegong Apang ministry.[4] He also served as transport and civil aviation minister in 1998.[4] He was re-elected to the assembly in 1999 from the same constituency and became a cabinet minister with the environment and forest portfolio in the Mukut Mithi ministry. He was re-elected in the 2004 assembly election and 2009 assembly elections and served as the PWD and Urban Development minister under the Gegong Apang and Dorjee Khandu ministries.[4]

He replaced Jarbom Gamlin as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on 1 November 2011 and continued til January 2016.[3][5] After a political crisis in 2016, the President's Rule was imposed ending his tenure as the chief minister.[5][6] On 13 July 2016, the Supreme Court quashed the Arunachal Pradesh Governor J.P. Rajkhowa’s order to advance the Assembly session from 14 January 2016 to 16 December 2015, which resulted in President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh. As a result, Tuki took charge as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on 13 July 2016.[2] Hours before the Arunanchal Pradesh Assembly floor test, he resigned as the Chief Minister on 16 July 2016.


  1. ^ "Latest News in Hindi, हिंदी समाचार, हिंदी न्यूज़, पढ़ें ताज़ा ख़बरें". Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b Rajagopal, Krishnadas (14 July 2016). "SC quashes Nepal Governor's order, Tuki takes charge as CM". The Hindu. The Hindu. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Arunachal Pradesh crisis: How a rebellion spun out of control". Indian Express. 27 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Nabam Tuki becomes the eighth CM of Arunachal Pradesh". DNA. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Arunachal Pradesh crisis: CM Nabam Tuki, ministers dismissed following President's Rule imposition". DNA. 27 January 2016.
  6. ^ "'If democracy is slaughtered, how can the court remain silent?': Supreme Court on Arunachal crisis". First Post. 4 February 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
Jarbom Gamlin
Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh
1 November 2011 – 26 January 2016
Succeeded by
President's rule
Preceded by
Kalikho Pul
Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh
13 July 2016 – 16 July 2016
Succeeded by
Pema Khandu