Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal with Himanta Biswa Sharma (File photograph)
GUWAHATI: Assam is being compelled to attend out the wave of post-poll violence in neighbouring Bengal earlier than BJP reveals who its subsequent CM shall be.
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar, who was scheduled to reach within the state on Tuesday as a parliamentary board observer tasked to get suggestions on the contenders, postponed his journey on the final second.
Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who’s seen as a possible CM-in-waiting, stated the “entire course of of presidency formation” had been delayed by the “sudden state of affairs” in Bengal. “Our nationwide president JP Nadda is at present in Bengal to take inventory of the state of affairs. After he returns to New Delhi, the parliamentary board will sit.”
Sarma clarified that any such delay did not imply that authorities formation had been left “hanging” because the election outcomes have been declared fully solely on Monday.
State BJP chief Ranjeet Kumar Dass stated the parliamentary board may meet late Tuesday whereas the observer would arrive on Wednesday to take the method ahead.
Dass denied there was any battle throughout the celebration on its alternative of CM. “It’s a settled matter that one among the many two leaders (incumbent Sarbananda Sonowal and Sarma) will change into the chief minister,” he stated.
If Sonowal is retained, he’ll change into the primary non-Congress CM for 2 consecutive phrases. Within the occasion of Sarma making the lower, he’ll change into the third ex-Aasu chief to get the CM put up and the second after Sonowal to be chosen for the put up after crossing over from one other celebration.