Himanta Biswa Sarma takes oath as Assam CM, says his govt will re-verify NRC lists

North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma was sworn in as the fifteenth Chief Minister of Assam by Governor Jagadish Mukhi on the Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati on Monday. After taking oath as the fifteenth Assam chief minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned his authorities would re-verify the National Register of Citizens (NRC) listing.

Addressing a press convention, Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned his authorities “wants re-verification of 20 per cent in the bordering districts and 10 per cent in other districts” within the NRC listing. The Assam NRC ultimate listing 2019 was printed on August 31, leaving more than 19 lakh people together with those that didn’t submit their claims.

Himanta Biswa Sarma additionally mentioned that his authorities will fulfill all its guarantees made earlier than the elections, together with bringing “laws against love jihad and land jihad”.

HIMANTA TAKES OATH

Himanta Biswa Sarma, clad in conventional ‘pat silk’ dhoti and kurta with a muga ‘gamosa’ draped round his neck, took the oath of workplace and secrecy in Assamese.

“With blessings & grace of people of Assam, I took over as Chief Minister of the state today. Taking Assam to greater heights of prosperity and making it as among the leading states, pursuing the ideals and values of Adarniya Pradhan Mantri Sri @narendramodi, is our pledge,” Himanta Biswa mentioned in a tweet.

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A complete of 13 legislators, together with 10 from the BJP, two from Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and one from United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) have been additionally sworn in as ministers amid strict Covid-19 protocols.

The ministers of Himanta Biswa Sarma-led cupboard are Ranjeet Kumar Dass (BJP), Atul Bora (AGP), Urkhao Gwra Brahma (UPPL), Parimal Suklabaidya (BJP), Chandra Mohan Patowary (BJP), Keshab Mahanta (AGP), Ranoj Pegu (BJP), Sanjay Kishan (BJP), Jogen Mahan (BJP), Ajanta Neog (BJP), Ashok Singhal (BJP), Pijush Hazarika (BJP), Bimal Bora (BJP).

BJP nationwide president JP Nadda, Union minister Jitendra Singh, Ex-CM Sarbananda Sonowal, Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma, Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb, Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio, and senior BJP leaders have been current within the oath-taking ceremony.

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The first cupboard assembly of the Himanta Biswa Sarma-led authorities will be held tomorrow.

PM MODI CONGRATULATES SARMA

As Himanta Biswa Sarma took oath as the fifteenth chief minister, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him and the ministers on Twitter.

PM Modi mentioned, “Congratulations to @himantabiswa Ji and the other Ministers who took oath today. I am confident this team will add momentum to the development journey of Assam and fulfil aspirations of the people.”

ASSAM COVID SITUATION ALARMING: HIMANTA BISWA

After taking the oath, Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned the Covid-19 state of affairs within the state is alarming as the day by day instances in Assam are rising. He mentioned the Covid state of affairs within the state will be mentioned within the cupboard assembly on Tuesday.

“Covid situation in Assam is alarming. We’ve seen that our daily cases have crossed almost 5,000. Tomorrow when we meet for the first time in the cabinet, we’ll discuss the Covid situation from all perspectives and we’ll take all measures required to contain the Covid outbreak,” Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned.

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The Assam chief minister mentioned, “Until and unless the Covid situation in Assam is controlled, the situation in the northeast will never come under control. We’ve our responsibility towards our citizens and the entire northeast. So, the Assam government will do its best and tomorrow after the cabinet meeting, I’ll elaborate our line of action.”

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