Guwahati, May 9: Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma is taking oath as the next Chief Minister of Assam tomorrow. He was unanimously elected as the leader of the BJP Legislature Party in a meeting held under the supervision of BJP’s central leader and Union Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar here this noon.
Dr Sarma’s name as the leader of the BJP Legislature Party was proposed by the outgoing Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and seconded by the state BJP president and an MLA, Ranjeet Dass as well as another MLA Nadita Garlosa.
All the 60 BJP MLAs present in the meeting held at Assam Assembly complex then raised their hands to support Dr Sarma as the legislature party’s leader paving the way for him to become the next CM of the state
The oath-taking ceremony will take place in Srimanta Saknardev Kalakshetra tomorrow instead of Darbar Hall in Raj Bhavan here in the interest of maintaining COVID protocol.