Himanta Biswa Sarma to be next Chief Minister of Assam, to take charge on Monday
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday announced that senior party leader Himanta Biswa Sarma will be the next chief minister of Assam.
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party announced that senior party leader Himanta Biswa Sarma will be the next chief minister of Assam.
The announcement in this regard was made by Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar after a legislature party meet in Guwahati on Sunday.
Sarbananda Sonowal tendered his resignation as the Chief Minister of Assam to Governor Jagdish Mukhi in Raj Bhavan
Yesterday, a crucial meeting was chaired in Delhi by BJP chief JP Nadda in this connection.
Party sources had earlier stated that Sonowal and Sarma had been summoned to the national capital to take a call on the leadership issue in the state.
Outgoing Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday tendered his resignation to Governor Jagdish Chandra Mukhi here at the Raj Bhavan.
The BJP has stormed back to power in the crucial Northeastern state retaining its hold on the government. However, it is understood that the party was facing issues over the selection of the Chief Minister. Sonowal is considered a leader with a clean image and belongs to Assam's indigenous tribal community. However, a section of the party feels that Himanta would be a better choice considering his strong organisational skills and appeal with the masses.
BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) secured a comfortable majority in Assam winning 75 seats of the total 126 constituencies. While BJP secured 60 seats, about 33 per cent, its allies Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and United People's Party, Liberal (UPPL) bagged nine and six seats respectively
Its allies Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and United People's Party, Liberal (UPPL) bagged nine and six seats respectively.