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GUWAHATI(ANI): Ahead of Assam Elections this year, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today announced its CM candidate, state BJP President Sarbananda Sonowal.
The grand announcement was made in an event which was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah.
At the function, Union Minister JP Nadda told media, “In the Parliamentary board meeting, upcoming elections of different states were discussed. Parliamentary Board has decided that Assam assembly elections will be contested in the leadership of Sarbananda Sonowal. Discussion was held on five states, but decision was taken for Assam. We will form Govt in Assam.”
Sarbananda Sonowal thanked PM Modi and Amit Shah for choosing him as the CM candidate.
“I want to thank PM Modi and Amit Shah, I am grateful to them. I believe people of Assam will elect us to power in upcoming Assam assembly elections,” Sonowal said.
BJP has recalibrated its strategy for Assam elections, where it is projecting Sarbananda Sonowal as CM candidate. After BJP’s thumping win in general elections, the party has preferred to go into elections without a face except in Delhi, where Kiran Bedi was roped in very late to counter the influence of Arvind Kejriwal. The party did not announce their CM candidate for Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar elections.
Looks like the party is not solely banking on Modi wave this time.