GUWAHATI: It’s like a dream come true for senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma. On Sunday, a week later since the Assam Assembly results were out on May 2, Sarma was named as the next Assam chief minister. On Sunday, clearing all doubts on who will become the next state chief minister, in BJP’s legislature party meeting Sarma’s name was proposed by outgoing chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and was selected unanimously.
Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, “Sarbananda Sonowal has proposed the name of Sarma. Everyone in the meeting unanimously supported the decision and Sarma is declared as the next leader of BJP’s next legislature party.”
Tomar and party general secretary Arun Singh were present in the meeting as central observers. Baijayant Panda, BJP’s Assam in-charge was also present on the occasion.
Besides, BJP’s ally parties of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) have already declaring to support BJP’s decision, the road to becoming the next chief minister of Assam became evident.
Sources said the swearing-in ceremony is likely to take place at the city’s Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra on Monday.
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.