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Meeting starts in Delhi to discuss next govt in Assam

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma arrived in the national capital on Saturday, six days after winning the Assam assembly elections, to address the next government’s leadership.

A conference to consider the creation of a new government in Assam has already begun at the home of BJP leader J.P. Nadda. The BJP won the Assam Assembly elections for the second time in a row.

Following the election outcome, the Saffron Party did not convene its parliamentary board meeting, which usually decides who will be the state’s, Chief Minister.

Before the Assam elections in March-April, the BJP had not named a chief ministerial candidate. In the 126-member Assam Assembly, the BJP captured 60 seats, with the AGP winning nine and the UPPL winning six.

Bimal Bora, Taranga Gogoi, Mukul Lahakar, Mantu Thakuria, Santoonu Kalita, and Gautam Prasad, along with Bimal Bora, Taranga Gogoi, Mukul Lahakar, Mantu Thakuria, Santoonu Kalita, and Gautam Prasad, all arrived in Delhi on the same chartered flight in the morning.

According to reports, names for the next Chief Minister will be addressed at the conference, as six days have passed with no decision on forming a new government in Assam.

Before the election, the BJP had not named a candidate for the position of the chief minister. As the conditions on the ground and inside the state unit have shifted, the Saffron party is having difficulty choosing between the two — Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma.

“The majority of MLAs support Sarma’s appointment as Chief Minister. Sarma is also well-known among the general public for his tireless efforts to regulate the Covid “According to a BJP leader in Assam.

Sarma, a former Congressman who joined the BJP in 2015, was a key figure in the establishment of the BJP government in 2016. He has established himself as one of the party’s most visible figures in the state and the entire North East country. He also serves as the convener of the North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) and is widely regarded as the party’s political brain in the region.

According to a party source, Sarma went to great lengths to secure the Chief Ministership because he feels he not only merits but also deserved it. In 2016, Sonowal, on the other hand, led the BJP to its first win in Assam and comfortably led the state government for five years. He has the RSS’s blessing as well.

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Written by Ankur J Kakoti

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