Himanta Sarma, Sarbananda Sonowal will meet with Nadda today, CM decision likely to be made | India News
NEW DELHI: Almost a week after winning the Assam Assembly center, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to decide today the name of its main ministerial candidate at a crucial meeting called by the central leadership of the party.
Party sources stated that the incumbent Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and the strongman and minister of Assam in his cabinet Himanta Biswa Sarma have been summoned to the national capital to decide the issue of leadership in the state and will meet with the national president of the party Jagat Prakash Nadda before noon.
The BJP has returned to power in the crucial northeastern state, maintaining its grip on the government.
However, it is understood that the party has been facing problems over the selection of the Chief Minister.
Sonowal is considered a leader with a clean image and belongs to the indigenous tribal community of Assam.
However, one section of the party feels that Himanta would be a better option considering his strong organizational skills and his appeal to the masses.
Sources indicated that the party is expected to make an announcement about the new state CM shortly after the usual meeting of the party’s parliamentary board.
Directed by BJP National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won a comfortable majority in Assam, winning 75 seats out of a total of 126 electoral districts. While the BJP won 60 seats, around 33 of its allies Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and United People’s Liberal Party (UPPL) won nine and six seats respectively.
In the recently concluded assembly elections, the BJP won 60 seats, while allies Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and United People’s Party, Liberal (UPPL) won nine and six seats respectively.