GUWAHATI: Assam may get a ‘mini-cabinet’ initially as the new chief minister and some five ministers likely to take oath on Monday.
Sources said the swearing-in ceremony is likely to take place at the city’s Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra on Monday.
The decision was taken in view of the Covid 19 situation in the state. “Since the country, as well as the state, is undergoing a health hazard now, there is an urgent need for forming the next government to tackle the situation. To avoid a grand function and to initiate the work of the next state government, a mini-cabinet of ministers is likely to be administered oath on Monday,” said BJP party sources.
In the House of the 126-member Assam Assembly, the BJP bagged 60 seats while its alliance partners AGP got nine seats and UPPL six.
The ruling BJP alliance is the first non-Congress government in the state to win the elections for the second consecutive term.
“There might be a few ministers from the alliance parties who will take oath on Monday,” party sources claimed. BJP national president J P Nadda will be present at the oath-taking event.