Himanta Biswa Sarma takes oath as 15th chief minister of Assam; PM Modi congratulates him

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Updated: May 10, 2021 2:06:55 pm

Assam CM Swearing-in Live: Himanta Biswa Sarma's name was proposed by Sarbananda Sonowal and seconded by BJP state party president and Patacharkuchi MLA Ranjeet Kumar Dass and newly elected Haflong MLA Nandita Garlosa.

Himanta Biswa Sarma News Live, Assam CM swearing in LiveThe ruling BJP alliance is the first non-Congress government in the state to win the state assembly elections for a second consecutive term whose CM will be Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Himanta Biswa Sarma swearing-in Live: BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma has been sworn in as the 15th chief minister of Assam at the Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra today. Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi administered oath of office and secrecy to Himanta Biswa Sarma. The BJP leader was elected leader of both the BJP and NDA Legislature Party yesterday and then called on the Governor at Raj Bhawan and submitted a list of elected legislators owing allegiance to the NDA. Notably, former CM Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh, National Vice-President and Party In-charge Assam, Baijayant Jay Panda, state party President Ranjeet Kumar Dass, AGP leaders Atul Bora and Keshab Mahanta and UPPL leader Pramode Boro accompanied Sarma to the Raj Bhawan.

The BJP leadership had called Sarma and Sonowal to Delhi on Saturday to finalize the CM’s name. It is being said that Sonowal will now return to Centre as an alternate leadership position will be given to him. 52-year-old Sarma in his address, after being elected unanimously, was effusive in his praise for Sonowal and described his tenure as unblemished without a single charge of corruption or any other allegations. The BJP leader who owed his early rise to two former chief ministers from Congress had to toil for many years with dogged determination to achieve his goal.

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    14:06 (IST)10 May 2021
    Himanta Biswa Sarma pledges to take Assam to greater heights

    Himanta Biswa Sarma pledges to take Assam to greater heights

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    13:13 (IST)10 May 2021
    Assam CM Swearing-in Live: Amit Shah congratulates Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Congratulations to Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma ji on being sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Assam and all those who took oath today. I am confident that under PM Narendra Modi ji’s guidance and your leadership, the state of Assam will set a new benchmark of peace, progress & prosperity, says Home Minister Amit Shah

    12:54 (IST)10 May 2021
    Assam CM Swearing-in Live: PM Modi congratulates Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Assam CM Swearing-in Live: 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, says PM Narendra Modi

    12:28 (IST)10 May 2021
    Assam CM Swearing-in Live: Piyush Goyal congratulates Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Assam CM Swearing-in Live: Piyush Goyal congratulates Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

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    12:22 (IST)10 May 2021
    Assam CM Swearing-in Live: NDA CM grace Himanta Biswa Sarma's oath taking ceremony

    Assam CM Swearing-in Live: CM of Tripura Biplab Deb, Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma, Manipur CM N Biren Singh, and Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio also present at the swearing-in ceremony of Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and his cabinet. Former CM Sarbananda Sonowal also present.

    12:14 (IST)10 May 2021
    Assam CM Swearing-in Live: Himanta Biswa Sarma takes oath as the Chief Minister of Assam

    Assam CM Swearing-in Live: Himanta Biswa Sarma takes oath as the Chief Minister of Assam. He is being administered the oath by Governor Jagdish Mukhi. BJP national president JP Nadda and other leaders present at the ceremony.

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    11:25 (IST)10 May 2021
    Himanta Biswa Sarma's swearing-in to take place shortly

    Himanta Biswa Sarma's swearing-in to take place shortly

    11:04 (IST)10 May 2021
    Himanta Biswa Sarma prays at Guwahati temple

    Himanta Biswa Sarma prays at Guwahati temple

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    10:46 (IST)10 May 2021
    Himanta Biswa Sarma's ancestral village Latima excited after his elevation

    Excitement gripped Latima village in Assam's Nalbari district after it became clear that BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma is going to be the next chief minister of the state. Latima is Sarma's ancestral village where he spent his childhood and growing up days.

    10:41 (IST)10 May 2021
    Assam CM Swearing-in Live: The NDA has got a decisive victory with 75 seats in Assam

    Assam CM Swearing-in Live: 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.

    10:16 (IST)10 May 2021
    Assam CM Swearing-in Live: The ruling BJP alliance is the first non-Congress govt to win second consecutive term in Assam

    Assam CM Swearing-in Live: The ruling BJP alliance is the first non-Congress government in the state to win the state assembly elections for a second consecutive term.

    10:02 (IST)10 May 2021
    Assam CM Swearing-in Live: Himanta Biswa Sarma offers prayer at Sri Sri Daul Govinda Mandir

    Assam CM Swearing-in Live: Himanta Biswa Sarma offers prayer at Sri Sri Daul Govinda Mandir

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    09:56 (IST)10 May 2021
    Himanta Biswa Sarma swearing-in Live: Opposition leaders greet Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Himanta Biswa Sarma swearing-in Live: Congress, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) and Assam Jatiya Parishad greet Himanta Biswa Sarma

    09:51 (IST)10 May 2021
    Himanta Biswa Sarma swearing-in Live: Will leave no stone unturned to take Assam to greater heights, says Sarma

    Himanta Biswa Sarma swearing-in Live: Sarma has said that he will leave no stone unturned to carry forward PM Modi's vision of taking Assam and North East to greater heights.

    09:41 (IST)10 May 2021
    Himanta Biswa Sarma swearing-in Live: BJP chief JP Nadda to attend oath ceremony

    Himanta Biswa Sarma swearing-in Live: Bharatiya Janata Party President JP Nadda will attend the oath ceremony of Himanta Biswa Sarma as the chief minister of Assam, today 

    09:31 (IST)10 May 2021
    Himanta Biswa Sarma swearing-in Live: Himanta Biswa Sarma thanks PM Narendra Modi for having faith in him

    Himanta Biswa Sarma swearing-in Live: Himanta Biswa Sarma has thanked PM Narendra Modi saying he feels enormously blessed for PM Modi's faith in him

    09:20 (IST)10 May 2021
    Himanta Biswa Sarma swearing-in Live: CM designate offers prayer at a temple before swearing-in ceremony

    Himanta Biswa Sarma swearing-in Live: CM designate offers prayer at a temple before swearing-in ceremony

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    09:10 (IST)10 May 2021
    Himanta Biswa Sarma swearing-in Live: Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi to administer oath to Sarma

    Himanta Biswa Sarma swearing-in Live: Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi to administer oath to Sarma

    A five-time MLA and a minister in all cabinets since 2001, Sarmas political acumen and the ability to get work done against all odds was not only noticed but rewarded by his mentors- former Congress Chief Ministers Hiteswar Saikia and Tarun Gogoi- with both giving him ample opportunities to rise. After he fell out with Gogoi, he joined the BJP in August 2015. However despite steering the party to its maiden victory in Assam in 2016, he was made a Minister but the chief ministers berth went to his rival Sonowal, forcing him to wait for the top job.
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