Dispur: Himanta Biswa Sarma took his oath as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam at the Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati today. He was administered the oath by Governor Jagdish Mukhi.
BJP national president JP Nadda and other leaders were present at the ceremony.
According to sources in the party, Sarma’s name was proposed by incumbent Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. After the decision, Sarma thanked the people of Assam for their ‘pious faith’.
“With fragrance of Assam in my heart & love of my wonderful people in my veins, I offer my deepest gratitude to you all. I would not have been what I am had it not been for your pious faith in me. On this Day, I vow to work with & for each one of you with greater passion Assam,” he tweeted.