Himanta Biswa Sarma Set to Become Next Assam Chief Minister

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Suspense over Assam’s new Chief Minister is finally over as Himanta Biswa Sarma was announced as the incumbent CM after the Bharatiya Janata Party held a high-level meeting on 9 May. The swearing-in ceremony will be held on Monday,10 May.

Sarbananda Sonowal tendered his resignation to Governor Jagadish Mukhi on Sunday, reported PTI, quoting Raj Bhawan sources.

A high-level Bharatiya Janata Party meeting was held on Sunday, 9 May, to discuss the new CM and Himanta Biswa Sarma’s was ahead in the race, reported Hindustan Times.

Though the BJP has not acknowledge it, there seems to be a power tussle in Assam between Sonowal and Sarma, who was Minister of Finance, Planning and Development, Health and Family Welfare, Education and PWD.

On 5 March, when the BJP had announced its first list of 70 candidates, tickets were mostly given to Sarma loyalists or those recommended by him.

The BJP party won a comfortable majority in the recent Assembly Elections polls, winning 60 out of 126 seats, while alliance partners AGP won nine and UPPL six.

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