NEW DELHI/ GUWAHATI: Newly-elected BJP MLAs in Assam will meet on Sunday to finalise the choice of the brand new chief minister of the state amid chance of Himanta Biswa Sarma pipping incumbent Sarbananda Sonowal to the publish.
Sources stated the celebration management, which deliberated the vexed subject within the face of Sarma’s dogged insistence on taking the wheel, will announce its choice after assembly the newly-elected MLAs at Library Auditorium in Guwahati. Sonowal, sports activities minister on the Centre earlier than transferring to Assam, shall be dropped at the Centre, ought to Sarma nostril forward within the ultimate lap on Sunday, sources stated.
Union agriculture minister Narendra Tomar together with two central observers, celebration normal secretary Arun Singh and vp Baijyant Jay Panda shall be current on the event.
Nevertheless, sources stated the assembly in Guwahati shall be a proforma train to ratify the selection of the management which could favour Sarma, the resourceful No 2 within the outgoing authorities.
Sarma, who crossed over from Congress earlier than the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, greater than equalled chief minister Sonowal in affect and prominence. Considered an enormous issue within the celebration’s wins in 2016 polls and 2019 Lok Sabha polls in addition to the dealing with of the challenges of the anti-CAA agitation and the pandemic, the previous Congress chief can also be the spearhead of the celebration’s effort to extend its presence within the north-east. Other than dealing with virtually all of the necessary departments besides house which is underneath Sonowal, the previous Congress chief additionally serves because the convenor of North East Democratic Alliance ( NEDA), BJP’s profitable “particular objective car” for increasing its affect within the north-east, which has dwarfed Sonowal in profile.
Sarma’s ambition, particularly his need to take over Sonowal’s job after having persevered because the No 2, at the very least in de jure means, is not any secret both.
Sonowal together with Sarma reached the nationwide capital on Saturday and met the celebration brass individually earlier than they met them collectively within the third spherical. Union house minister Amit Shah, celebration president JP Nadda and normal secretary (organisation) BL Santhosh sat with the 2 Assam leaders and all the technique of conferences occurred for nearly 4 hours.