Ushering his maiden term as Assam CM, Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday, took oath as the state’s 15th Chief Minister along with 12 other cabinet ministers. Governor Jagdish Mukhi administered Sarma’s oath ceremony at Guwahati’s Sankardev Kalakshetra Auditorium in the presence of BJP chief JP Nadda, ex-CM Sarbananda Sonowal, and other Northeastern state CMs like Meghalaya’s Conrad Sanga, Tripura’s Biplab Deb, Manipur’s Biren Singh and Nagaland’s Neiphiu Rio. Sarma visited the Doul Gobinda Temple and Kamakhya Temple ahead of the oath ceremony.
Apart from the CM, here are the list of cabinet ministers who took oath:
Dr Ranuj Pegu
On Sunday, Sonowal submitted his resignation to Governor Jagdish Mukhi and proposed Sarma as the next Chief Minister, backed by BJP State president Ranjeet Kumar Dass. Later, Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar announced that Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma had been elected as the legislative party chief and the next CM of the state at a legislative meeting in Guwahati. On Saturday, both Sonowal and Sarma met BJP national president JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi to discuss the leadership issue of the next government. The 51-year-old Jalukbari MLA will continue to be the convenor of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA).