Himanta Biswa Sarma is Assam's new CM

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GUWAHATI: BJP’s strongest man in the northeast, 52-year-old Himanta Biswa

Sarma

will be sworn-in as Assam’s next chief minister on Monday.
The BJP legislature party on Sunday unanimously elected him as the leader of the party in the house in presence of BJP’s central observer Narendra Singh Tomar ending a six-day long period of speculation over the CM”s face.
BJP’s partners in

NDA

, Asom Gana Parishad and United People’s Party Liberal later announced their support to Sarma.
Tomar announced Sarma’s name after outgoing chief minister Sarbananda

Sonowal

proposed his name at the legislature party meeting, which was seconded by

BJP state

president Ranjeet Kumar Dass.
Earleir in the day before going to the legislature party meeting Sonowal submitted his resignation before governor Professor Jagdish Mukhi.
BJP parliamentary

board on Saturday decided Sarma’s name and Sundya’s lgesilature party meeting was only a formality.
The election results were declared on May 2 but it started the debate over who will be the CM because unlike 2016, BJP did not name a chief ministerial candidate in this election. In 2016 PM

Narendra Modi

himself had announced Sonowal’s name as the CM candidate.
But, the process of formation of the new government in the state and naming the chief minister had to kept on hold by BJP central leadership because of the Bengal situation that has arisen out of unprecedented post-poll violence on May 3.
Nadda rushed to West Bengal and without his presence the parliamentary board, which would have taken the decision on the CM, could not be convened.

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