Guwahati: The new Chief Minister of Assam has been announced. The name of Himanta Biswa Sarma has been stamped at the BJP Legislature Party meeting. Earlier, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal submitted his resignation to Governor Jagdish Mukhi.
The 52-years-old leader was elected the leader of the BJP legislature party at a meeting held at the Assam assembly campus where outgoing Chief Minister Sarbananada Sonowal and party’s four central observers were present.
Announcing Sarma’s name, Union Agriculture Minister Narednra Singh Tomar said that the outgoing Chief Minister Sarbananada Sonowal proposed Sarma’s name as the leader of the BJP’s legislature party and others supported it.
Besides Tomar, BJP’s National General Secretary Arun Singh, BJP General Secretary (Organisation) B.L. Santhosh and party national Vice-President Baijayant Jay Panda also attended the meeting of the newly elected legislators as central observers.
Sarma, who was elected from the Jalukbari assembly seat for the fifth time since 2001, was the important minister in the Sonowal government. Sunday’s Guwahati meeting was held after the three rounds of meetings at BJP president J.P. Nadda’s residence in Delhi, where outgoing Assam Chief Minister Sarbananada Sonowal, Sarma, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP general secretary (organisation) B.L. Santhosh were present.