Guwahati, Sep 5: The Assam BJP today felicitated Union minister and senior party leader Sarbananda Sonowal after becoming the first person from the Northeast to be selected into apex decision-making bodies – central parliamentary committee and central election committee – of the BJP.
Addressing his felicitation programme, Sonowal said he was deeply moved by the love and honour extended by the party which, he said, encouraged him to remain committed and steadfast towards achieving social and people’s welfare.
“Nation first, party second and the self last - this unique spirit differentiates BJP from any other party in India. I am deeply humbled to be provided with an opportunity to serve in this party towards nation building. I am committed to perform any action the party bestows upon me with complete dedication and commitment,” he said.
“We are for the party, and the party is for the country. In order to build a new India, all of us must refrain from individual interest and combine our energy as a collective force to strengthen our party and work towards building a strong nation,” Sonowal said.
He further said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Northeast and Assam must not look back.
Speaking on the occasion, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Everyone in Assam and Northeast is happy and content when the party took a historic decision to appoint Sarbananda Sonowal in the highest decision-making body of BJP. This is a testament of the Prime Minister’s unflinching love towards the Northeast and its people.”