New Delhi: Himanta Biswa Sarma will succeed Sarbananda Sonowal as the Chief Minister of Assam. The swearing-in ceremony will be held on Monday.
The decision was announced by Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar today after the newly-elected legislative members of the assembly ratified it and unanimously elected Sarma as the leader.
BJP leaders BL Santosh, Baijayant Jay Panda and Ajay Jamwal were also present at the Assam Legislative Assembly for the BJP Legislative Party meet.
Earlier in the day, Sonowal submitted his resignation to Governor Jagdish Mukhi.