Himanta Biswa Sarma to be next Assam chief minister

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is set to be crowned as the next chief minister of the state as the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition won the assembly elections this year.

The decision was taken after the BJP tilted the scales in favour of a leadership change in Assam.

The day’s first meeting was with Mr Sarma, who is the Health Minister and the BJP’s troubleshooter in the northeast.

Outgoing Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal submitted his resignation to Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Sunday.

The announcement came after the newly-elected legislative members of the assembly ratified the decision during a meeting at the Library Auditorium in Guwahati today. BJP leaders BL Santosh, Baijayant Jay Panda and Ajay Jamwal were also present at the Assam Legislative Assembly for the BJP Legislative Party meet where Himanta’s claim over the top post was upheld by the MLAs.

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