Outgoing CM Sarbananda Sonowal proposed his identify after tendering resignation to Governor Jagdish Mukhi
Himanta Biswa Sarma will be the 15th Chief Minister of Assam.
Outgoing Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal proposed his identify as the BJP Legislature Party chief quickly after tendering his resignation to Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Sunday.
State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass and the newly-elected Nandita Garlosa seconded Mr. Sonowal.
Mr. Sarma, who grew to become the BJP’s chief ballot strategist after switching over from the Congress in 2015, was later named as Mr. Sonowal’s successor.
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The BJP’s allies, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) backed him as the Chief Minister.
The BJP gained 60 seats in the 126-member Assembly. The AGP and UPPL gained 9 and 6 seats respectively.
The swearing-in is predicted on Monday.