New Delhi: Five days have passed since the result of the assembly elections in Assam. The BJP-led coalition has got a clear majority in the assembly, but despite this no decision has been taken on the next chief minister of the state.
Current assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Senior Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on Saturday.
However, Assam BJP President Ranjit Kumar Das had said on Tuesday that either current Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal or Senior Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will be given the command of the state. He said that the decision of the next Chief Minister of the state will be taken in the party’s Central Parliamentary Board meeting to be held in Delhi.
The party is sending a supervisor, who will give his feedback to the parliamentary board. Das said, Sonowal or Sarma, either of them will be the Chief Minister. Every man knows this. I request our MLAs and activists to have some patience.
Union Agriculture Minister Tomar’s visit to Guwahati postponed
BJP sources said that Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar was expected to reach Guwahati on Tuesday to reach a consensus on the leadership issue, but his visit has been postponed.
BJP vice-president and Assam in-charge of the party, Baijayant Panda, had a separate meeting with Sonowal and Sarma on Monday, but did not tell the waiting reporters about the outcome of the meeting.