Jambey Tashi

Guwahati, Nov 02: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu’s brother and BJP MLA, Jambey Tashi, passed away due to a prolonged illness at Guwahati’s Downtown Hospital.

Jambey Tashi was a BJP MLA from Lumla constituency of Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The 44-year-old Tashi was also a Member of the National Minority Morcha, BJP. He had previously been a member of the Indian National Congress and People’s Party of Arunachal.

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu shared the news on Twitter and wrote, “Demise of brother Shri Jambey Tashi ji, Hon MLA of Lumla Assembly Constituency is a huge personal loss to me and I am so deeply pained at this tragedy. I join the family in my prayers for the departed. Dear Brother, may you attain supreme bliss of Nirvana. Om Mani Padme Hum.”

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said that “I’m deeply shocked by the sad demise of young & very devoted Lumla MLA, Jambey Tashi. He has been like my younger brother since a young age. He was always committed to serving society. My deepest condolences to family members. I pray for the eternal peace of his departed soul.”

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In 2009, he was elected unopposed from the 1-Lumla S/T Assembly constituency on a Congress ticket. In the 2014 election for the 1-Lumla Legislative Assembly of Arunachal Pradesh, he defeated independent candidate Theg Tse Rinpoche, on a Congress ticket, by 1499 votes.

In the 2019 Legislative Assembly elections, he rode on a BJP ticket and defeated Jampa Thrinly Kunkhap of NPP by 1288 votes. Jambey Tashi garnered 4567 votes while Jampa Thrinly Kunkhap got 3279 votes.