The step comes after the Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the decks for the revocation of president's rule in the state as it vacated its order of maintaining status quo passed on Wednesday.

The Central government had on Wednesday recommended that president's rule be lifted from the state. The decision was, however, held back in the wake of the apex court's status quo order.

"We are committed to providing stability and working for the overall development of Arunachal Pradesh with utmost sincerity", Pul said after being sworn in as the ninth Chief Minister.

Governor J.P. Rajkhowa administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 47-year-old Pul at a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan, marking the historic coalition government involving the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The BJP, which has 11 members in the 60-member House Arunachal assembly, is extending outside support to Pul.

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