Assam Gets Its First Woman Finance Minister as CM Himanta Gives Portfolio to 5-time MLA Ajanta Neog

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma greets Finance Minister Ajanta Neog. (News18)

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma greets Finance Minister Ajanta Neog. (Information18)

The brand new finance minister, Ajanta Neog, had held the PWD division within the late Tarun Gogoi’s authorities earlier than switching over from the Congress in December 2020.

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In a primary for Assam, newly sworn-in Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma named a lady legislator because the finance minister of the state. Ajanta Neog, a five-time MLA from Golaghat, was given cost of the finance ministry that was held by Sarma through the first time period of the BJP authorities, led by Sarbananda Sonowal.

Neog, a regulation graduate from Gauhati College, had held the PWD division within the late Tarun Gogoi’s authorities earlier than switching over from the Congress to the saffron camp in December 2020. She was launched to politics by Gogoi after her husband Nagen Neog was killed by the ULFA in 1996.

Neog, 46, received the Golaghat seat with a margin of 9,036 votes within the not too long ago held Meeting elections. She has been successful from Golaghat since 2001 and now holds the file of being the longest-serving lady MLA from the state.

Enthusiastic about her new function, Neog instructed CNN Information18, “I’m very comfortable that the honourable chief minister has entrusted this accountability on me that is the time to work for the individuals who have elected me and introduced me into the federal government our focus proper now will probably be to tackle the challenges at hand — dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.”

When instructed about critics pointing at her lack of expertise within the division, Neog mentioned, “Within the earlier authorities, I had labored with each PWD in addition to the planning division and that give me a good publicity to the finance division. I’m certain I’ll study much more alongside the best way,” she added.

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