New Delhi, January 11
BJP national president JP Nadda on Monday asserted that his party would return to power in Assam in the upcoming elections, bagging over 100 of 126 Assembly seats, as the Sarbananda Sonowal-led government had worked for the all-round development of the state.
However, this time around, it seems the party is faced with another challenging task apart from winning the elections, and which is maintaining a fine balance in the state leadership — primarily between incumbent CM Sarbananda Sonowal and his top minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Observers say if the BJP returns to power, Sarma would not be a minister in the state government. The high-profile leader, who led from the front on Covid and the BJP’s pet project, the CAA, “will either have to be made the Chief Minister or be accommodated in the Centre with some important portfolio”. “The BJP has been working peacefully for the development of Assam, taking into consideration the interests of all communities,” Nadda said. — TNS