Nabam Tuki Biography
Nabam Tuki succeeded Jarbom Gamlin as the seventh Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. He was sworn in by the Governor Joginder Jaswant Singh on 1st November 2011.
Mr Tuki was elected on a Congress ticket from Sagalee constituency of Arunachal Pradesh in 2009.
He was born on 7th July 1964 at Ompuli near Sagalee in Papum Pare district of Arunachal. His father is Shri Nabam Takeh. Mr Tuki belongs to the Nyishi tribal community and was passionate about social service from boyhood. Though he wasn’t able to complete his graduation he has risen from the ranks as a student leader.
He was active in politics from his student days and transited to national politics from student organizations. In 1983 he was elected President of the NSUI, Arunachal Pradesh Unit. From 1986 to 1988 he became the General Secretary, all India NSUI. He was the President of the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress from 1988 to 1995.
He has also served as Vice Chairman, North Eastern Youth Congress Coordination Committee from 1998 to 1993 and Working President of the same organization from 1993 to 1995
In 1996 he was elected Chairman of the North East NSUI coordination Committee.
Mr Tuki takes active interest in sports and the preservation and protection of environment. He is the president of the Arunachal Cricket Association.He is married and has two sons and five daughters.
In 1995 he was elected as an MLA from Sagalee Assembly constituency and consequently inducted in the Council of Ministers by the Chief Minister Gegong Apang. He became the deputy Minister of Agriculture on 21st march 1995. He then served as minister with various portfolios. In September 1996 he became the Minister of Irrigation and Flood Control and in 1998 the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation. In 1999 he won his third Legislative Assembly election and was given the portfolio of the minister of Forest and Environment by the Chief Minister Mukut Mithi.
In 2004 he was elected unopposed from Sagalee for his fourth legislative assembly election and became the Minister of Public Works department and Urban Development As minister of Urban Development, he spearheaded road development, construction of bridges and culverts in the inhospitable and hilly terrain of the state.
He also became the President of the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee, succeeding the late Mrs Omem Moyong Deori.
The Congress won 42 out of 60 seats and formed the government in the Assembly elections held in 2009. On 13th October 2009 he was reelected from the Sangalee constituency and was given the Public works portfolio by the Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu. The Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu then died tragically in a helicopter crash in April 2010 and Jarbom Gamlin was sworn in as Chief Minister. There was an internal revolt within the Congress party against his authoritative rule and there was a political crisis in the state for four months. Mr Tuki was unanimously elected as the seventh Chief Minister of the border sensitive state. He heads a government of eleven ministers, including four new faces. One of them is Mr Jarkar Gamlin, brother to former Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin
He has promised to continue with road development as there are many areas in the state without a rudimentary road connection. He has expressed his desire to start a law college in the state and the Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid has promised to do the needful