Who is next CM of Assam? BJP summons Sonowal, Sarma

Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma

New Delhi: Amid suspense over who will be the next Chief Minister of Assam, the BJP central leadership has summoned incumbent Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and the most powerful minister in the State Himanta Biswa Sarma to New Delhi today for a meeting to discuss the issue.

They will meet BJP president J P Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP general secretary B L Santhosh and others.

The BJP had not declared a Chief Ministerial candidate pre-polls, leading to speculation as to whether Sonowal can maintain the post.

The BJP is also yet to hold a meeting of its parliamentary board, which normally decides key issues like who will be the chief minister of a State.

In the 2016 elections, the BJP had projected Sonowal as its chief minister and won the election, forming the party’s first government in the northeast.


NT Bureau