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    “Not Interested” in Contesting 2021 Polls: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Sarma is serving as a legislator from the city’s Jalukbari constituency in Assam from 2001 till 2015 from Congress and from May 2016 as a BJP

    GUWAHATI: Assam’s health, finance and education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday reiterated that he was not interested in fighting the 2021 Assam Polls. A week back he told media that he was ‘unsure’ about the same.

    On Tuesday, the minister took it to Twitter and wrote: “As I have already indicated in several public platforms that I am not interested in contesting the next assembly election, my role will be limited to contribute whatever I can for my party and for my state. For Assam’s future, we need to have a strong nationalist govt.”

    He went further and added: “Few people feel that I am after some post and http://position.My only ambition is to see a BJP Govt with 100+ seats. In my last few months, I want to work for my state as much as possible to have eternal satisfaction.”

    “Janani Janmabhumishcha Swargadapi Gariyasi,” he ended.

    Last week, the minister during a media interaction had said that he had not yet decided about contesting the polls next year. “Only my family and the party heads will decide on it. It’s still unclear,” Sarma told media on Wednesday last week.

    Sarma has been serving as a legislator from the city’s Jalukbari constituency in Assam from 2001 till 2015 from Indian National Congress and from May 2016 as a BJP member. He joined BJP in August 2015 and once again won the 2016 Assembly elections and was sworn in as the state’s cabinet minister in May 2016. 


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