Assam: 5-year-old Himanta Biswa Sarma’s report card may have landed him the top spot | India News
GUWAHATI: Why did you choose the central leadership of BJP Himanta Biswa Sarma What AssamThe next CM on the incumbent Sarbananda Sonowal? While there may never be an official response, the consensus view is that Sarma’s performance over the past five years, in government and politics, was seen as reason enough to support him despite popularity and clean image. of its predecessor.
Within the ranks of the BJP, many were carried away by Sarma’s style of operation that conveyed the ability to get the job done, be it articulating the party’s position on controversial issues like CAA and NRC or tapping into local sentiments when introducing the alliance. Congress with Badruddin Ajmal’s AIUDF as a threat to Assam’s identity.
His refrain throughout his campaign was that the electoral battle was between the Miyas (Muslim migrants), who supposedly comprise 35% of the state’s population, and the natives. When it comes to NDA problem solving, both in Assam and elsewhere in the Northeast, Sarma’s talent for successful gambling is well known.
In the Bodoland Territorial Council elections last December, he persuaded the BJP leadership to leave the Bodoland Popular Front, his long-time ally, and get the fledgling Liberal United People’s Party to participate. The new combination went on to form the council.
Sarma, which has key ministries, is also credited with implementing a number of development and welfare programs, including the popular Arunodaya program, which provides 8,000 rupees a year to unemployed women. As finance minister, Sarma earned Assam the distinction of being the first state to implement the GST regime.
Many believe that Sarma’s closeness to Union Interior Minister Amit Shah tipped the balance in his favor. The leadership could not ignore that Sarma, who had been irritated by being consigned to No. 2 over the five-year period, was growing impatient to ensure what he, as well as many others in the party, considered himself to be. your “legitimate right”.
A source close to Sonowal said that when the proposal came for him to resign, he did not hesitate for a moment. “Sonowal declined some positions that were offered to him in place of the main ministry. But if Narendra Modi he wants to take him somewhere, he will never say no to him, “said a source.
Sonowal has publicly recognized Sarma as its most efficient minister and entrusted him with key portfolios.