Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) chief Himant Biswa Sarma was on Monday sworn-in as the brand new chief minister of Assam, a day after he was elected “unanimously” because the chief of the BJP’s legislature celebration within the state. Sarma, who was administered oath of workplace by Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi in Guwahati, is the fifteenth chief minister of the northeastern state.
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The oath of workplace was additionally administered to 13 newly-elected MLAs of the BJP and its alliance companions, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the United Folks Occasion Liberal (UPPL).
BJP president JP Nadda was current on the swearing-in ceremony of Sarma, who is just the second BJP chief minister of Assam, succeeding celebration colleague Sarbananda Sonowal, who accomplished a profitable five-year-term after being handed the state’s prime job publish the BJP-led alliance’s victory within the meeting elections right here in 2016.
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Moreover Nadda, former CM Sonowal additionally attended the ceremony. BJP chief ministers from Assam’s neighbouring northeastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya, Manipur and Nagaland have been current as nicely, information company ANI reported. The brand new Assam chief minister can be the convenor of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA).
Earlier within the day, then CM-elect Sarma visited the long-lasting Kamakhya and Doul Gobinda temples in Guwahati.
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A former chief of the Congress who joined the BJP in 2015, Sarma performed an instrumental position within the BJP-lead alliance profitable the recently-held meeting elections in Assam. Whereas the BJP gained 60 of the 93 seats it contested on, based on the Election Fee of India (ECI) web site, collectively the alliance gained 75 seats, thus crossing the bulk mark of 64 within the 126-member meeting.
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The polling for the Assam meeting elections happened on March 27, April 1 and April 6. The counting of votes for all 126 constituencies happened on Could 2.