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Twist : Himanta Biswa Sarma to be new CM of Assam(
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Twist : Himanta Biswa Sarma to be new CM of Assam(
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Guwahati, May 9 (TIWN) BJP's lead strategist in northeastern states and party's senior leader Himanta Biswa Sarma would be the next Chief Minister of Assam as he on Sunday was elected the leader of the BJP legislature party by the newly elected MLAs. The saffron party returned to power in Assam for the second consecutive term.

The 52-years-old leader was elected the leader of the BJP legislature party at a meeting held at the Assam assembly campus where outgoing Chief Minister Sarbananada Sonowal and party's four central observers were present. 

Announcing Sarma's name, Union Agriculture Minister Narednra Singh Tomar said that the outgoing Chief Minister Sarbananada Sonowal proposed Sarma's name as the leader of the BJP's legislature party and others supported it.  Besides Tomar, BJP's National General Secretary Arun Singh, BJP General Secretary (Organisation) B.L. Santhosh and party national Vice-President Baijayant Jay Panda also attended the meeting of the newly elected legislators as central observers.

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