PM, Sonia could pay last respects to AP CM Khandu

Itanagar: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh could arrive here to pay their last respects to Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, DoNER Minister B K Handique said on Wednesday.

Handique told reporters here that they were being apprised of developments from time to time and might arrive here honouring the sentiments of the state?s people.

Asked about new the leadership, he said the party leaders were aware of it and the decision would be announced at the appropriate time.

Meanwhile, the Crisis Management Committee began preparations began here for receiving Khandu`s body.

The committee headed by principal secretary to the chief minister Yeshi Tsering was constituted to supervise rescue and search operation for Khandu`s chopper that went missing on Saturday with four others also on board.