Himanta Biswa Sarma sworn in as 15th chief minister of Assam; 12 others sworn in to state Cabinet
Guwahati, May 10: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himant Biswa Sarma was on Monday sworn-in as the 15th chief minister of Assam along with 12 other cabinet ministers.
Sarma, was administered oath of office by Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi in Guwahati.
List of cabinet ministers who took oath:
Parimal Shuklabaidya,Chandramohan Patowary,Sanjay Kishan
Dr Ranuj Pegu,Jogen Mohan,Ajanta Neog,Ashok Singhal,Pijush Hazarika,Ranjeet Dass,Keshab Mahanta,Atul Bora, Urkhao Brahma
Sarma's name was proposed by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and seconded by BJP state party president Ranjeet Kumar Dass and newly elected Haflong MLA Nandita Garlosa.
The party's central leadership had summoned Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, both contenders for the top post, to New Delhi on Saturday for discussions on the formation of the next government in the state.
Of the 126 assembly seats in Assam, the ruling alliance has secured 75 seats with BJP winning 60 while its alliance partners AGP got nine seats and UPPL six.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi congratulated Himanta Biswa Sarma. ''Congratulations to Himanta Biswa Sarma ji and the other Ministers who took oath today. I am confident this team will add momentum to the development journey of Assam and fulfil aspirations of the people,'' he wrote.