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New Innings : BJP’s North-East Strategist, Himanta Biswa Sarma Sworn In As Assam Chief Minister

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Himanta Biswa Sarma was sworn in as Chief Minister of Assam. He takes over from Sarbananda Sonowal. 13 ministers of the Sarma’s cabinet were also sworn in .

Among those present on the occasion were CM of Tripura Biplab Deb, Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma, Manipur CM N Biren Singh, and Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio also present at the swearing-in ceremony of Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and his cabinet. Former CM Sarbananda Sonowal also present.

Earlier,  before the oath taking ceremony, the Chief Minister-designate visited Doul Gobinda Temple and Kamakhya Temple . 52 year-old Sarma, a former Congress leader , who had spent 20 years in the Congress till 2015 ( he fell out with then Chief Minister the late Tarun Gogoi) is widely credited for the BJP’s ascent in the North-East region.

After he was elected as Chief Minister he in his tweets thanked prime Minister Narendra Modi as he wrote, How enormously blessed I feel Hon PM Sri @narendramodi for your faith in me. This is the biggest day in my life, and I so fondly cherish your generous affection. I assure you we shall leave no stone unturned to carry forward your vision of taking Assam, & NE to greater heights.

Thanking the people of Assam Sarma wrote in his tweet , With fragrance of Assam in my heart & love of my wonderful people in my veins, I offer my deepest gratitude to you all. I would not have been what I am had it not been for your pious faith in me. On this Day, I vow to work with & for each one of you with greater passion Assam.

 

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