A week after winning the assembly elections in Assam, the BJP has finally decided that Himanta Biswa Sarma will be the next chief minister of the state. Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected as the leader of the legislative party after a meeting of the newly elected BJP MLAs in Guwahati today. Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar and BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh were appointed as observers for the meeting. Senior BJP leaders BL Santhosh and Baijayant Jay Panda were also present in the meeting.
In the meeting attended by all 60 new BJP MLAs, Himanta Biswa Sarma’s name was proposed as the next Chief Minister by outgoing CM Sarbandana Sonowal, and the proposal was supported by state BJP president Ranjit Kumar Dass. After that, all the MLAs present in the meeting supported Sarma as the leader of the legislative party. After the conclusion of the meeting, observer Narendra Singh Tomar announced that Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected as the legislative party leader unanimously, and no other name was proposed by any MLA.
Following the election of the legislative party chief, BJP leaders will meet the Governor later in the day to stake claim for the government. The party has already sought an appointment with the governor at 4 PM today.
BJP has 60 MLAs in the 126 member house, and it has support of AGP and UPPL with 9 and 6 MLAs, bringing the strength of the alliance to 75.
The oath taking ceremony will be held tomorrow at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati tomorrow. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the ceremony will not be held in the Raj Bhavan, and it will be held at the much larger space at Kalakshetra.
Why the delay in the announcement ?
As the election results were announced on past sunday but the BJP ministers elected from Assam told that all essential party members are busy. All the party kaaryakarta were providing shelter to BJP workers who came from Bengal. And the minister’s I’m the center were carefully monitoring the post poll violence. And raising their voice against Mamta Banerjee.
Many central minister’s visited the effected workers in the West Bengal and so there was no time to take decision. Well at last CM Sarbananda Sonowall and Himant Biswa were called to Delhi yesterday. We’re the important decision was taken. On returning to Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowall handed over his resignation letter to governor. Later there was a meet between all the elected minister’s from Assam . Sonowall suggested the name of Himant Biswa and all elected minister’s were ready to accept him.