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Himanta Biswa Sarma

Himanta Biswa Sarma


Born in Jorhat, Himanta Biswa Sarma entered into politics as a Congress leader. He was an MLA from the Jalukbari constituency in Assam from 2001 till 2015 from Indian National Congress ticket. Dr Sarma joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in August 2015. He took oath as Cabinet Minister on 24 May 2016 after winning the 2016 Assembly elections. He was appointed as the convener of the newly constituted North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) by the BJP leadership, whose primary task was to bring disparate regional parties on board to fight the common enemy: the Congress. He was unanimously elected as President of Badminton Association of India in 2017 and also became the president of the Assam Cricket Association in June 2016. His father late Kailash Nath Sarma was a well known poet and novelist of Assam. His mother Smti. Mrinalini Devi is a literary personality actively associated with the Assam Sahitya Sabha. Dr Sarma is married to Riniki Bhuyan Sarma and the couple has a son, Nandil and daughter, Sukanya.

Personal Life

Full Name Himanta Biswa Sarma
Date of Birth 01 Feb 1969 (Age 53)
Place of Birth Jorhat
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education Doctorate
Profession Politician
Father's Name Kailash Nath Sarma
Mother's Name Mrinalini Devi
Spouse's Name Riniki Bhuyan Sarma
Children 1 Son(s) 1 Daughter(s)


Present address F-Block, Janata Bhavan, Dispur, Guwahati
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

Himanta Biswa Sarma has a special interest in sports. Dr Sarma was unanimously elected as President of Badminton Association of India in 2017. He is also the president of the Assam Badminton Association. In June 2016, he was appointed as president of the Assam Cricket Association. Dr Sarma was also the longest-serving vice president of the association serving from 2002 to 2016.

Political Timeline

  • 2021
    He continued the winning spree. Elected MLA from same Jalukbari constituency of Assam. He was sworn in as the Chifef Minister of Assam on May, 10, 2021.
  • 2016
    He won Jalukbari constituency for the fourth consecutive term. He was sworn in as Cabinet Minister on 24 May 2016. The leader has been allotted portfolios like Finance, Health & Family Welfare, Education, Planning & Development, Tourism, Pension & Public Grievan
  • 2015
    The year 2015 saw a turn in the career of Dr Sarma as the Congress leader decided to quit the party and later joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on 23 August.
  • 2014
    Dr Sarma resigned from all portfolios of the Congress party on 21 July 2014 after political differences with former chief minister Tarun Gogoi.
  • 2011
    For the third time, the Congress leader was elected to the Assam Legislative Assembly with a record margin of more than 75,000 votes.
  • 2006
    He was again elected to the Assam Legislative Assembly from Jalukbari for the second time.
  • 2001
    In 2001, Himanta Biswa Sarma defeated Asom Gana Parishad leader Bhrigu Kumar Phukan and was elected to the Assam Legislative Assembly from Jalukbari for the first time from Indian National Congress ticket.

Early Life

  • 1996-2001
    He was also practising law at Gauhati High Court from 1996 to 2001.
  • 1991-1992
    Before entering into politics Himanta Biswa Sarma was the General Secretary (GS) of Cotton College Union Society (CCUS).


Under his leadership as Planning & Development Minister Dr Sarma, various innovative welfare schemes for the people of Assam were introduced. As a Cabinet Minister for Health, Sarma took the health sector in Assam to a new height. 3 Medical colleges in Jorhat, Barpeta and Tezpur came up when the health portfolio came under his hands. He also initiated work for five more medical colleges in Diphu, Nagaon, Dhubri, North Lakhimpur and Kokrajhar, which are now in various stages of implementation. The education sector too saw a huge transformation as 50,000 teachers were appointed for the first time through a transparent system called Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) after he abolished the system of interviews, which were major reasons for rampant corruption in appointments.
Net Worth4.24 CRORE
Liabilities2.15 CRORE

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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