Senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma will be sworn-in as Chief Minister of Assam today. All Covid protocols will be followed during the swearing-in ceremony. Some Chief Ministers of North Eastern states and senior leaders of NDA are expected to attend the ceremony.
Mr Sarma was unanimously elected the leader of BJP Legislature Party yesterday. His name was proposed by outgoing Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
The BJP legislature party meeting was held in Guwahati in the presence of central observers Narendra Singh Tomar and Arun Singh. Senior BJP leaders BL Santosh and Baijayant Jay Panda were also present on the occasion. Outgoing Chief Minister Mr Sonowal submitted his resignation letter to Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi at Raj Bhawan earlier yesterday.
BJP retained power in the state along with alliance partners Asom Gana Parishad and UPPL. Dr. Sarma was holding several important portfolios including Health and Finance in the Sarbananda Sonowal government.